Archive: Meteor Showers

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Meteor Activity Outlook for March 26-April 1, 2016

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 for observers located in the northern hemisphere and 4 for observers located south of the equator. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 5 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 7 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S).

by - Mar 25, 2016 - 3
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Meteor Activity Outlook for March 12-18, 2016

For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 8 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 14 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Tuesday March 15th...

by - Mar 11, 2016 -
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It’s Fireball Season!

While March is the least active month for shower meteor activity (no major annual showers are active this month), Northern spring is a good time to see fireballs. In the weeks around the start of spring, NASA noticed that the appearance rate of fireballs can increase by as much as 30 percent.

by - Mar 9, 2016 - 4
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Meteor Activity Outlook for March 5-11, 2016

For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 8 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 13 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S).  The actual rates will also depend on factors such as personal light and motion perception...

by - Mar 5, 2016 -
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Meteor Activity Outlook for February 13-19, 2016

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 for observers located in the northern hemisphere and 4 for observers located south of the equator. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 9 as seen from mid-northern latitudes...

by - Feb 14, 2016 - 1
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Meteor Activity Outlook for February 6-12, 2016

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Monday February 8th. On that date the moon will be located near the sun and will not be visible at night. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will not cause any problems to meteor observers.

by - Feb 5, 2016 -
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Meteor Activity Outlook for January 23-29, 2016

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Saturday January 23rd. On that date the moon will be located opposite the sun and will be above the horizon all night long. As the week progresses the waning gibbous moon will rise approximately 45 minutes later...

by - Jan 22, 2016 -
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Meteor Activity Outlook for January 16-22, 2016

For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 11 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 10 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). The actual rates will also depend on factors such as personal light and motion perception, etc.

by - Jan 15, 2016 - 3