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Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Friday January 24th. At this time the moon will lie 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near midnight local standard time (LST). This weekend the waningRead More >

Radiant Area for Possible ISONids Meteors

Radiant Area for Possible ISONids Meteors There have been several articles published about the possibility of meteor activity from Comet C/2012 S1 ISON. During the inbound portion of the comet’s orbit, the comet passed approximately 2 million miles from theRead More >

Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Wednesday January 15th. At this time the moon will lie opposite the sun and will above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waning gibbous moon will set duringRead More >


Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

January is best known for the Quadrantids, which have the potential of being the best shower of the year. Unfortunately this shower is short lived and occurs during some of the worst weather in the northern hemisphere. Due to theRead More >

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Examples of Quadrantid meteors seen near 5am local standard time on Jan 3 while facing north The Quadrantids or January Bootes are active from January 1st through the 10th each year. They reach maximum activity on either the 3rd orRead More >

Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Wednesday January 1st. At this time the moon will lie near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the lateRead More >


Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Wednesday December 25th. At this time the moon will lie 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near midnight local standard time (LST). This weekend the waningRead More >

The 2014 Meteor Shower List is presented in four separate parts. The showers are broken down by intensity with major, minor, variable, and weak showers being separated into their own groups. The general public and news agencies are encouraged toRead More >

Radiant Positions for 40N Latitude at 7pm Local Standard Time

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Tuesday December 17th. At this time the moon will lie opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon all night long as seen from the northern hemisphere. This weekendRead More >


Arizona Fireball - December 10th, 2013 - 7:12 PM MT

Over 30 witnesses from Arizona and New Mexico reported a brilliant¬†fireball last night a little after 7:00 PM Mountain Time. A large percentage of reports indicated a delayed boom which generally means the bolide penetrated deep into the atmosphere. ClickRead More >

Examples of Geminid meteors seen near 0330 local standard time on Dec 13 from latitude 50N

The Geminid meteor shower is normally the strongest shower of the year, often producing in excess of 60 meteors per hour at maximum activity. This year though, the nearly full moon will interfere with viewing this spectacle. The display isRead More >

Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Monday December 9th. At this time the moon will lie 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near midnight local standard time (LST). This weekend the waxingRead More >