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Meteor Activity Outlook for August 27-September 2, 2016

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.

by - Aug 25, 2016 -
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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!

by - Aug 2, 2016 - 14
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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.

by - Jul 21, 2016 - 1
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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.

by - Jun 24, 2016 - 3
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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.

by - Jun 20, 2016 -
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Daylight Fireball Over Midwestern USA

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).

by - Jun 7, 2016 - 10
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Meteor Activity Outlook for June 4-10, 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). The actual rates will also depend on factors such as personal light...

by - Jun 3, 2016 -
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Bright Fireball over Arizona

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.

by - Jun 2, 2016 - 70
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Huge Fireball over Northeastern US

The AMS has received nearly 700 reports so far about a fireball event over Northeastern US on May 17th 2016 around 12:50am EDT (4:50 UT). The fireball was seen primarily from Maine but witnesses from Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Ontario (Canada) and Québec (Canada) also reported the event.

by - May 17, 2016 - 9