Tag Archives for: June Meteor Showers

Geminid Fireball over Mount Balang ©  Alvin Wu - Dec. 2014

Geminid Fireball over Mount Balang © Alvin Wu – Dec. 2014 During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Wednesday July 1st. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will lie above theRead More >

Meteor over Arizona

For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 10 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 15 for observers viewing from the southern tropics. Evening rates are reduced this week due to moonlight.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the Milky Way and a Lyrid Meteor, 2013 by Jeff Berkes

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the Milky Way and a Lyrid Meteor, 2013 © Jeff Berkes Radiant Positions at 10pm Local Daylight Time Radiant Positions at 1am Local Daylight Time Radiant Positions at 4am Local Daylight Time During this period the moonRead More >


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June is another slow month for meteor activity. There are no major showers active in June and only the Anthelion source can be counted on for continuous activity. Even the Anthelion radiant is located so far south this time of year that rates rarely exceed two per hour as seen from the northern hemisphere.

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Friday June 27th. 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 few hoursRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Thursday June 19th. At this time the moon will lie 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise between midnight and 0100 local daylight (LDT) time as seenRead More >


Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Thursday June 12th. At this time the moon will lie opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon most of the night as seen from mid-northern locations. This weekendRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Thursday June 5th. At this time the moon will lie 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 0100 local daylight time (LDT) as seen from mid-northernRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Sunday June 23th. At this time the moon is located opposite the sun and remains above the horizon for most of the night. As the week progresses the waning gibbousRead More >


Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Sunday June 16th. At this time the half-illuminated moon is located ninety degrees east of the sun and is in the sky from dusk through 0100 local daylight timeRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

June is another slow month for meteor activity. There are no major showers active in June and only the Anthelion source can be counted on for continuous activity. Even the Anthelion radiant is located so far south this time ofRead More >

Meteor season finally gets going in July for the northern hemisphere. The first half of the month will be much like June. After the 15th though, both sporadic and shower rates increase significantly. For observers in the southern hemisphere, sporadicRead More >