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Fireball over Montréal

The AMS has received nearly 350 reports so far about of a fireball event over seen over Montréal, CA on September 21st, 2016 around 9:45pm EDT (Sept 22nd, 1:45 UT). The fireball was seen primarily from Québec but witnesses from Ontario, New Brunswick, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire also reported the event.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for September 10-16, 2016

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 2 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 18 as seen from mid-northern latitudes ...

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Meteor Activity Outlook for September 3-9, 2016

During this period the moon waxes from a very thin crescent phase to nearly half-illuminated by the end of the period. This week will be the best time of the month to view meteor activity as the moon will not interfere with morning observing.

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Latest Major Fireball Events

Everyday, we receive reports about Fireballs. Here are some of the latest major Fireball Events:

And also...
  • 16 reports from Belgium, Germany, France & Netherlands
  • 11 reports from Netherlands & France
  • 112 reports from Germany, Jersey, Luxembourg, Belgium, United Kingdom, France & Netherlands
  • 14 reports from France, Ireland, Netherlands & United Kingdom

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Viewing the 2016 Perseids

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The best night for viewing the Perseids will the morning of August 12th. This year rates could be up to twice as high compared to a normal Perseid display!

Meteor Activity Outlook for July 23-29, 2016

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For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 17 for observers located in the northern hemisphere and 19 for observers located in tropical southern locations (25S). Morning rates are reduced this week due to moonlight.