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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
Quadrans Muralis can be seen at the top left of this 1825 star chart from Urania's Mirror.

Viewing the Quadrantid Meteor Shower

As for the Quadrantid meteor shower of 2016, this shower is predicted to peak on Monday morning January 4th over North America and the western Atlantic region. On that morning the 30% illuminated moon will rise at approximately 0200 (2am) local standard time for most observers in the northern hemisphere.

by - Dec 30, 2015 - 2
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Viewing the Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminid meteor shower is the favorite of most meteor observers as it usually provides the strongest display of the year. On the peak night (December 13/14) between the hours of 1:00 and 2:00am local standard time (LST)...

by - Dec 8, 2015 - 2
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Meteor Activity Outlook for November 14-20, 2015

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Wednesday November 18th. On that date the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 2300 (11pm) Local Standard Time (LST) as seen from mid-northern latitudes.

by - Nov 12, 2015 -
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November 2015 – Fireball Surge

The American Meteor Society has logged a record number of fireball reports in the last two weeks. In the whole of 2015 there have been 472 unique fireball events witnessed by 5 or more people each. 172 of those have been logged in the last 11 days.

by - Nov 11, 2015 - 51