Outdoor San Diego Entries for August, 2009

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Ocean Temps Dropping Soon

Warm Water Temperatures, into the 70s Fahrenheit over the past several weeks, won't last much longer. As fall approaches, shorter ...

The August Sky

The Planet Jupiter simply dominates the early-evening eastern sky as August draws to a close. As seen by the naked ...

True Jasmine vs. Star Jasmine

Jasmine's thick, sweet odor wafts on the night breezes this time of year, especially throughout the older, well-landscaped neighborhoods of ...

Crescent Moon Tonight

The Crescent Moon returns to the evening sky as a left-leaning, thin smile of light on Saturday, August 22. Look ...

The Milky Way

The Milky Way appears at its most glorious during August summer evenings free of bright moonlight (this year, these evenings ...

Grunion Should Be Eaten (Not Wasted)

Grunion may be active again on area beaches (probably for the last time this year) on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday ...

Extreme Low August Tides

The lowest-level extreme tides for the month of August will occur on several occasions next week during the wee hours ...

Venus-Moon Pairings

The waning crescent moon joins lanternlike Venus in the eastern sky at dawn on the mornings of Monday, August 17, ...

The Perseid Meteor Shower

The best known of the many meteor displays that return year after year, the Perseid Meteor Shower will take place ...

Geography of Contrast

Towering thunderheads have been seen hovering over the wall of mountains east of San Diego in recent weeks. Afternoon rainshowers ...

Grunion & Sandpipers

Grunion will be active on area beaches this week (Wednesday through Saturday, August 5-8), roughly during the hours of 10pm ...

Full Moon Tonight

August's Full Moon rises regally from the east horizon on Wednesday, the 5th, at around 7:40 p.m., close to the ...

America's Finest Weather

San Diego's Warmest Weather, on average, should occur in August through early September, according to statistics compiled from several decades ...