During this period the moon reaches it full phase on Saturday October 15th. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will be in the sky all night long. This is the worst time of the month in which to try and view meteor activity as the bright moon will obscure all but the brightest meteors.
AMS Event#3903-2016 caught on dashcam by Youtube user “jrtech99” Over 550 witnesses have reported a large early morning fireball seen…
This weekend is favorable for meteor observing as the more active morning hours will be free of interfering moonlight. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 21 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 16 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S).
For the 2nd time this week, the AMS has received multiple reports (nearly 400 so far) over a fireball seen over the Great Lakes region on Friday, October 7th 2016 around 6:45am EDT (10:45 UT).
We received over 750 reports so far about of a fireball event over seen over the Eastern Great lakes region on Tuesday, October 4th 2016 around 11:36pm EDT (Wednesday, October 5th 2016 around 02:36 UT).
Meteor activity increases in October when compared to September. A major shower (the Orionids) is active all month long and there are also many minor showers to be seen.