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Meteor Activity Outlook for August 27-September 2, 2016

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During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Thursday September 1st. At this time the moon will be located near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise a few hours before dawn. This will allow unimpeded meteor observations nearly all night long. Even when the moon is above the horizon it will be too thin and too low in the sky to cause problems.

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Viewing the 2016 Perseids

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!

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Meteor Activity Outlook for July 23-29, 2016

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.

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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...
    • 21 reports from France, Germany & Netherlands
    • 24 reports from Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, France & Netherlands
    • 10 reports from Belgium & United Kingdom
    • 10 reports from United Kingdom
    • 54 reports from Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, Netherlands & Belgium

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    Meteor Activity Outlook for June 25-July 1, 2016

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    For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 9 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 12 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). Morning rates are reduced during this period due to interfering moonlight.

    Meteor Activity Outlook for June 18-24, 2016

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    For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 4 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 6 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). Rates are reduced during this period due to interfering moonlight.