Tag Archives for: Eta Aquariids

Rocky Raybell

For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 7 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 12 for observers viewing from the southern tropics. The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes…

Rocky Raybell

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 2 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 3 for observers viewing from the southern tropics (latitude 25 S.). For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 9 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 13 for observers viewing from…

Radiant Positions at 10pm Local Daylight Saving Time

Radiant Positions at 10pm Local Daylight Saving Time Radiant Positions at 1am Local Daylight Saving Time Radiant Positions at 4am Local Daylight Saving Time May is a fairly slow month for meteor activity. The Eta Aquariids are very active theRead More >


Barry Simmons

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 2 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 3 for observers viewing from the southern tropics (latitude 25 S.). For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 9 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 15 for observers viewing from the southern tropics.

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 >