During this period the moon will hinder attempts to view meteor activity, especially during the more active morning hours. Later in the week the evening hours will be free of moonlight but activity at that time is expected to be very low.
February is the start of the fireball season, when an abundance of fireballs seem to occur. This lasts well into April and seems to occur mostly during the early evening hours…
During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Monday January 26th. At this time the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near midnight local standard time (LST) for observers located in mid-northern latitudes…
This period is dominated by numerous weak radiants best observed during the morning hours. The moon reaches its new phase on Tuesday January 20th. At this time the moon is located near the sun and cannot be seen at night.
Meteor over Mercedes County Observatory, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011) @Luis Argerich – http://goo.gl/8hNvTm Radiant Positions at 8pm Local Standard Time from 40N Latitude Radiant Positions at Midnight Local Standard Time from 40N Latitude Radiant positions at 4am Local Standard Time… Read More >
Videos of a large fireball (actually a bolide), that exploded over Bucharest, Romania, early Wednesday show night turning to day. The event took place at 3:05 Local Time on January 7th. Witnesses reported that the meteor produced a bright greenish… Read More >
Quadrantid meteor over Alberta, Canada (2011) Photograph by Yuichi Takasaka, TWAN – © 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… Read More >
Dee Campton – December 14, 2014 @ 22:03. Martinsville, Virginia looking SE. Radiant Positions at 8pm Local Standard Time from 40N Latitude Radiant Positions at Midnight Local Standard Time from 40N Latitude Radiant positions at 4am Local Standard Time from… Read More >
During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Monday December 22th. At this time the moon is located near the sun and cannot be seen at night. Later next week the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening… Read More >
Geminid meteor over Colțești, Romania – © Sergiu Bacioiu The week before Christmas is not one usually devoted to meteor observing. That is unfortunate as an obscure shower known as the Ursids reaches maximum activity during this period. It is… Read More >
During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Sunday December 14th. At this time the moon rises near midnight local standard time (LST) and will remain in the sky the remainder of the night. Viewing conditions improve… Read More >
The Geminid meteor shower is now active and will reach maximum activity on Saturday evening/Sunday morning December 13/14. Activity is currently low with less than 5 meteors per hour appearing from this source. Rates are usually twice this number but… Read More >