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Meteor Activity Outlook for December 31, 2016 – January 6, 2017

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 13 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 7 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S).

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Meteor Activity Outlook for December 17-23, 2016

For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 13 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 8 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). Morning rates are reduced during this period due to the bright moonlight.

by - Dec 16, 2016 - 4
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Viewing the Geminid Meteor Shower in 2016

The Geminid meteor shower is the favorite of most meteor observers as it usually provides the strongest display of the year. The Geminids are one of the few annual meteor showers that are active all night long.

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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...
  • 32 reports from Belgium & Netherlands
  • 10 reports from France, Germany, Netherlands & Belgium
  • 22 reports from Denmark, Netherlands & France
  • 23 reports from France, Netherlands & Belgium

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Meteor Activity Outlook for December 3-9, 2016

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For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 18 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 15 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). The actual rates will also depend on factors such as ...

Fireball over Florida

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The AMS has received over 150 reports so far about of a fireball event over seen over Florida on November 21st, 2016 around 11:15pm EST (Nov. 22nd ~ 04:15 UT). The fireball was seen primarily from Florida but witnesses from Georgia and Alabama also reported the event.