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Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Wednesday May 28th. At this time the moon will lie near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise a couple ofRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Wednesday May 14th. At this time the half-illuminated moon will lie 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near 0100 local daylight time as seen from mid-northernRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Wednesday May 14th. At this time the moon will lie opposite the sun and will be present in the sky all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon willRead More >


Eta Aquariid meteors as seen from mid-northern latitudes just before dawn

Eta Aquariid meteors as seen from mid-northern latitudes just before dawn The Eta Aquariids (ETA) are active between April 19 and May 28. The strongest activity is usually seen near May 7, when rates can reach 25-30 meteors per hourRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Tuesday May 6th. At this time the half-illuminated moon will lie 90 degrees east of the sun and will be present in the evening sky until it sets aroundRead More >

Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Tuesday April 29th. At this time the moon will lie near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise only during theRead More >


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 >