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Meteor Activity Outlook for December 3-9, 2016

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 ...

by - Dec 3, 2016 -
fireball

Meteor Activity Outlook for November 5-11, 2016

For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 25 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 20 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). Evening rates are reduced during this period due to moonlight.

by - Nov 4, 2016 -
halley

Meteor Activity Outlook for October 22-28, 2016

This weekend the moon will interfere with viewing the maximum of the Orionid meteor shower but circumstances are much better than viewing during a full moon. Simply make certain you view with the moon at your back so that the lunar glare does not impede your vision.

by - Oct 23, 2016 -
fireball

Meteor Activity Outlook for October 15-21, 2016

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.

by - Oct 14, 2016 - 4
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Meteor Activity Outlook for October 8-14, 2016

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).

by - Oct 8, 2016 - 4
fireball

Meteor Activity Outlook for September 10-16, 2016

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 18 as seen from mid-northern latitudes ...

by - Sep 10, 2016 -
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Meteor Activity Outlook for September 3-9, 2016

During this period the moon waxes from a very thin crescent phase to nearly half-illuminated by the end of the period. This week will be the best time of the month to view meteor activity as the moon will not interfere with morning observing.

by - Sep 3, 2016 - 1
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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