Tag Archives for: August Meteor Showers

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Wednesday August 28th. At this time the moon is located ninety degrees west of the sun and will rise near midnight local daylight time as seen from mid-northern latitudes.Read More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Wednesday August 21st. At this time the moon is located opposite the sun and interferes with meteor observing all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will be inRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Tuesday August 13th. At this time the moon is located ninety degrees east of the sun and will set between 2300 and midnight for locations in mid-northern latitudes. ThisRead More >


Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

Meteor activity kicks into high gear in August as seen from the northern hemisphere. The main reason for all this activity is the Perseid shower that peaks on August 12. This shower is active most of the month and remainsRead More >

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Friday August 31st. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will be above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon willRead More >

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Friday August 24th. At this time the moon will be located ninety degrees east of the sun and will set near midnight local daylight time (LDT). This weekend theRead More >


During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Friday August 17th. At this time the moon will be located near the sun and will not be visible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise duringRead More >

Meteor activity kicks into high gear in August as seen from the northern hemisphere. The main reason for all this activity is the Perseid shower that peaks on August 12. This shower is active most of the month and remainsRead More >

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Monday August 29th. At this time the moon will lie near the sun and will not be visible at night. Next week the waxing crescent moon will enter the eveningRead More >


During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Sunday August 21st. At this time the moon will lie ninety degrees west of the sun and will set near midnight local daylight time (LDT) for observers located inRead More >

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Saturday August 13th. At this time the moon will lie opposite the sun in the sky and will be above the horizon all night long.  Next week the waning gibbousRead More >

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Saturday August 6th. At this time the moon will lie ninety degrees east of the sun and will set near 0100 local daylight time (LDT) for observers located inRead More >