Saturday, August 15, 2020
More Afternoon/Evening Thunderstorms
It will be partly cloudy during the morning but therafter there will be an increase chance for the afternoon and early evening thunderstorms, some of which will pump out heavy rain and generated lightning strikes and some of those could yield strong gusty winds. Temperatures will warm into the lower 90s but coupled with the juicy atmosphere, the heat index (how it feels temperature) will top off to around 102. The same is expected for the next several days, with a slight drop in the rain chance but then an uptick in rain/storm chances for Tuesday and Wednesday.
See the FORECAST RAIN CHANCES, FORECAST TEMPERATURES and the FEELS LIKE TEMPERATURES for your area
Beach Water Temperatures are in the mid 80s
A complete & comprehensive meteorological discussion is available from the National Weather Service, Charleston and from the NWS, Jacksonville, FL
Heavenly Backyard Astronomy
Warm Summer Nights Under the Sky
Jupiter, Saturn & The Milky Way
If the sky is clear, look to the south around 10 pm and you will see two bright looking 'stars' ... they are the planets Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter is the brighter of the two with the lovely ringed-planet Saturn off to its left shining as a dull yellow. To the right of Jupiter, if you are in an area of darkness, you should be able to see what at first looks like a veil of high thin clouds. That is the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way galaxy, stretching from the southern horizon to the top of the sky.
Perseid Meteor Shower
Middle August is always the time to view the Perseid Meteor Shower. This year, it will peak on the nights of August 10-12. The swift and sometimes bright meteors will radiate out of the constellation of Perseus in the NE sky. It is best to look for them after midnight in that direction.
For more of my astro pics and videos, please visit my astronomy blog at HeavenlyBackyardAstro.com. Click on the image for a larger view.
So, what elese is up in the Nighttime Sky Now? Click Here to Gander at the Spring Nights Sky
- Patrick Prokop (firstname.lastname@example.org) -