Gibbous Moon
The gibbous moon will rule the night sky through the weekend and into next week. The full moon is Wednesday, August 1.
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Gibbous Moon
A gibbous moon dominates the evening sky this weekend and well into the coming week. The moon rises tonight soon after sunset. The moon is two days past full moon, and still a bright night-time object.
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Orionid Meteor Shower
A gibbous moon will interfere with this weeks Orionid meteor shower. The best part of the shower is this weekend, after midnight. The moon’s brilliance will interfere, so only the brightest of meteors can be seen.
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High Tides and Planets
Last night’s full moon, the Hunter Moon, was the closest full moons of the year. A close full moon always brings extreme high and low tides. This weekend tides are highest near noon and midnight and low around sunrise and sunset. Boaters should be wary when tides are at extreme low tides, especially in inshore waters.
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Moon and Planets
The moon passes by three planets in the week ahead, the first tomorrow morning.
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Crescent Moon
A thin crescent moon appears low in the southwestern sky on Monday evening, under the bright planet Jupiter. Both celestial objects are in the zodiacal Scorpius. The two will look nice amid the light of twilight.
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First Quarter Moon
Tomorrow night’s first quarter moon appears in the zodiacal constellation Capricornus.
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Extreme Tides
The full moon is tomorrow night and called the Beaver Moon. It is also one of the biggest full moons of the year and the closest. The moon is in perigee. Expect extreme high and low tides in the days ahead. When the moon is both full and close to the Earth, its gravitational pull on the world’s oceans with the sun is most extreme.
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Moon and Planets
A last quarter moon appears close to the ringed-planet Saturn tomorrow morning. The two rise in the eastern sky at midnight, and will be best seen after 1 a.m. The two are in the zodiacal constellation Leo.
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Weekend Skies
Tonight and throughout the weekend, you may see a shooting star speeding across the sky. The meteor may be a straggler, left over from the Geminid Meteor Shower that peaked last night.
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