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EIn August, we already feel that the days are getting significantly shorter. On the 1st, the sun sets around 8:45 pm on the Portuguese mainland, and on the 31st, around 8:00 pm.

It also affects the visibility of the planets. On the 1st, the planet Saturn is born shortly after sunset, around 21:30, but by the end of the month it is already visible as soon as the Sun goes below the horizon. But during August we will have the opportunity to see all 5 planets visible to the naked eye.

Mercury has just left the direction of the Sun and is beginning to see itself at dusk. The best time for observation will be between 13 and 19. In this case, the planet will be no more than 10 degrees above the horizon (with an outstretched hand, this roughly corresponds to the space occupied by a clenched fist) and will only be visible from half an hour to 45 minutes. To increase the chances of seeing Mercury, it is recommended to do so in places with a completely unobstructed horizon facing west.

Rice. 1. Sky facing east at 11:30 pm on August 15, 2022. The Moon and Jupiter were newly born and are still close to the horizon. Saturn in the southeast is visible from sunset. (Image: Ricardo Cardoso Reis/Stellarium)

Jupiter and Mars will not be visible at dusk, but as the month progresses they rise earlier and earlier. The largest planet in the solar system is born at 23:15 on the 1st, but will be visible at 21:15 on the 31st. Mars follows suit, albeit at a slightly slower pace, becoming visible at 1:15 on the 1st, and around midnight on the night of the 31st.
As for Venus, it is already approaching the Sun – it rises around 05:00 on the 1st and at 06:00 on the 31st.
On the other hand, the Moon, which moves a little less than 1 palm a day across the sky, is in the crescent on the 5th, and a week later, on the 12th, reaches the full moon phase and passes only 5 degrees. from Saturn.

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Unfortunately, this is also the day of the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, one of the largest “stellar showers” of the year. So while this shower typically sees up to 100 meteors per hour (in dark skies), the Moon’s brightness should cut that number in half.

In cities, due to light pollution, the number of visible meteors is about 10% of the number expected in a dark sky, that is, only 5 meteors should be visible per hour. But it’s not all bad news, as the Perseids are rich in “fireballs” (larger, brighter meteors), so it’s worth spending an hour looking at the sky.

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Rice. 2. West facing sky at 21:40 on August 29, 2022. The very thin crescent of the Moon and the planet Mercury are visible for half an hour just after sunset. (Image: Ricardo Cardoso Reis/Stellarium)

On the 14th, Saturn reaches opposition, which means the Sun, Earth, and Saturn will be in line, with Saturn on the opposite side of the sky from the Sun.

August 15, the beginning of the holiday for some and the end for others, Mercury will be at its highest point, at dusk, and in a few hours the Moon will pass at 6 degrees Jupiter. On the 19th, the day the Moon reaches its waning phase, it passes 3 degrees of Mars.

Then we must wait until the 25th, when our satellite passes at the 7th degree of Venus on a very subtle waning, just before dawn. On the 27th is the day of the new moon, and on the 29th we have the task of observing the month: the very thin crescent of the Moon will be at 4 degrees of Mercury, but the planet is already approaching the Sun in the sky, and it should be visible for less than half an hour, just after sunset.

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Beacon Pines (Switch) is getting a new trailer with a September 22 release date

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Beacon Pines (Switch) is getting a new trailer with a September 22 release date

Publisher Fellow Traveler and developer Hiding Spot Games today announced on Twitter the release of Beacon Pines for Nintendo Switch on September 22. It can be purchased at Online store BR for 100.76 BRL. The game will still be available for Xbox, PC via Steam e epic store on the same date.

A little about the game:

LEARN THE TRUTH

Something strange is going on in the old warehouse, and Luca and his friends seem to be the only ones who have noticed. Sneak at night, make new friends, discover secret truths and collect words that will change fate!

USE AMULETS TO RECORD EVENTS

As you help Luka investigate the strange happenings in Beacon Pines, you’ll collect special golden amulets engraved with words. They can be used at defining moments in a story to fill in the space of a word and change everything that follows it.

DISCOVER NEW WAYS

As a reader of the book, you’ll explore defining moments in history using the Chronicle: an interactive story with branches that expand as you choose. By researching a group of events, you will be able to unlock new amulets for use in another branch, allowing you to switch between different versions of the story to unravel the mysteries of Beacon Pines.

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On the Epic Games Store until August 25, you can get a special set of Rumbleverse for free.

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On the Epic Games Store until August 25, you can get a special set of Rumbleverse for free.

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Rumbleverse is an exciting battle royale.

On the Epic Games Store until August 25, you can get a special set of Rumbleverse for free.
© Replay/epic gamesOn the Epic Games Store until August 25, you can get a special set of Rumbleverse for free.

BUT Epic Games Store revealed free content for the week of August 18-25, this time with a special pompous boxer for the game Rumbleversethe recently released exciting battle royale.

Rumbleverse was released on August 11th and brought a completely different dynamic as it combines battle royale with hand-to-hand combat very much inspired by lucha libre and WWE with lots of acrobatic moves. In addition, the game is completely free and has many items to use in combat such as chairs, boards, ladders, and tables.

The Bombastic Boxer set includes a complete set including boxing headgear, boxing gloves, boxing jersey, boxing shorts and boxing shoes, plus an exclusive background and title card. In addition, a 120-minute Fame Booster bonus will be activated on the account.

How do I get the Rumbleverse bundle for free?

To redeem a game, you must have an Epic Games Store account. Create it on the official website or log into your account, go to the “Shop” tab and scroll down to find the “Free Games” tab and select Bombastic Boxer Content Pack from Rumbleverse, add it to your cart and complete your purchase with a 100% discount. After that, the game will be available in your library and can be installed at any time.

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Are you about to install Android 13? Beware that there are problems in unresolved applications

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Android 13 is already a reality and Google smartphone users can install this version. This is still a short list, but it opens the door for other manufacturers to use.

Now that it is available, reports are starting to appear that are not positive. Everything points to problems using various applications, including banking.


Are much news which Google has invested in Android 13, in particular, to protect users and their data. They have been introduced in various test versions released and have finally reached maturity in the latest submitted version.

This new system, still limited to Google Pixels, is gradually moving to smartphones. It's still a small audience, but it lets us know how it will behave in the future. Unfortunately, the news in this area is not the best.

Many reports point to problems using various applications on this new Google system. They seem to have compatibility issues and don't work properly for android system users.

Problems with Google apps for Android 13as

The solution that seems to exist is just waiting for new versions of those apps to come out. Developers should check the issues and release updates to Android 13 versions of their apps with issues within a few days to resolve the issue.

If in previous years one of the solutions could be to return to the previous version of the Google system, then this is no longer possible. One of the measures taken just prevents the regression of the version by blocking the smartphone in the latest version.

This is bad news for Android 13 and for Google, although it's only for developers. All applications should be updated in the coming days, which will allow you to receive support for the new version and fix the problems found once and for all.

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