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Meteor Activity Outlook for July 23-29, 2016

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During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Tuesday July 26th. At this time the moon will lie 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near midnight local daylight saving time (DST) as seen from mid-northern latitudes. This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the late evening hours and will obscure all but the brighter meteors. Conditions for viewing the meteor activity improve with each passing night as the moon's phase lessens and the moon rises later each morning.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for June 25-July 1, 2016

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.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for June 18-24, 2016

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.

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Latest Major Fireball Events

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

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    Daylight Fireball Over Midwestern USA

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    The AMS has received nearly 390 reports so far of a rare daylight fireball event over the Midwestern states of Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana on Monday June 6th 2016 around 11:41am CDT (16:41 UT).

    Meteor Activity Outlook for June 4-10, 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). The actual rates will also depend on factors such as personal light...

    Bright Fireball over Arizona

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    The AMS has received over 340 reports so far about a fireball event over Arizona on June 2nd 2016 around 03:57am MST EDT (10:57 UT). The fireball was seen primarily from Arizona but witnesses from Utah, New Mexico, California, Texas and Nevada also reported the event.