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Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon waxes from its new phase to nearly fifty percent illuminated. This will limit moonlight to the evening hours during the first portion of this period and up to 2am by Friday May 17. The estimatedRead More >

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Sunday the 20th. At this time the moon will be located near the sun and will not be visible at night. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon willRead More >

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Saturday the 12th. At this time the moon will be located ninety degrees west of the sun and will rise near 0100 local daylight time (LDT). As the weekRead More >


During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Sunday the May 6th. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will be in the sky the entire night. These are the worst lunar conditionsRead More >

May is a fairly slow month for meteor activity. The Eta Aquariids are very active the first two weeks of the month then fade as the month progresses. The only other showers active this month are the weak Nu Cygnids,Read More >

Since the 2011 Lyrids were badly affected by moonlight, the next major meteor shower occurring under favorable conditions are the Eta Aquariids. The Eta Aquariids (ETA) are particles from Halley’s Comet, which last passed through the inner solar system inRead More >