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|The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules, M13, is essentially overhead by 10 p.m. during the first week in July. Graphics by Gary A. Becker...|
|With decreased sunspot activity noted over the past five years, some solar physicists are predicting that future 11-year solar cycles will be even less active leading to a Dalton type minimum during the 21st century. Wikipedia image source...|
--Rudy Garbely, Moravian College Astronomy, for www.astronomy.com...
|Perseid meteors will be flying all through the week of August 15, but bright moonlight will ruin much of the show. Maximum night for the US will fall over the evening of August 12 through the morning of August 13 when the moon will be full. Ironically, maximum hour for the East Coast is 5 a.m., August 13, a real bummer for astronomy enthusiasts who want to enjoy the summerís best meteor spectacle. To beat this problem, observe after midnight or after moonset through August 10. Perseids will be less abundant, but observations can be made in a dark sky. This map is set for about midnight. Software Bisque graphics by Gary A. Becker...|