Friday, August 17, 2018
(day 229 of the year)

Sunset tonight: 8:06 pm and rises tomorrow at 6:51 am

Waxing Crescent Moon ... set at 12:32 am

Evening Planets: (Western & Southern Sky)
Venus (Extremely Bright: Mag= -4.34) ... set 10:05 pm
Jupiter (Quite Bright: Mag= -1.76) ... set at 11:50 pm
Saturn (Yellowish: Mag= +0.17) ... transit: 9:51 pm

Nighttime planets:
Mars (Extremely Bright Ruddy Red: Mag= -2.46) ... transit: 11:50 pm
Neptune ( Need Telescope to see: Mag= +7.79) ... rise 9:02 pm
Uranus (Need Telescope to see: Mag= +5.79) ... rise 11:07 pm

Morning planets: (Eastern & Southern Sky)
Mercury (In in Morning Twilight: Mag= +2.22) ... rise 5:51 am


Note about Magnitudes:
The lower the number the brighter the object. For example, the sun's magnitude is -26, the full moon is -12, Venus: -4. The dimmist stars that you can see in a very dark area are around +5.

Transit: The time when the object is directly due south and highest in the sky. This is also known as the 'Meridian' and the time of culmination

High Noon (Sun highest in sky ... due south) 1:29 pm

All times are for Savannah. Add 1 minute for about every 15 miles westward.



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