Tag Archives for: Northern Taurids

Radiant Positions at 8pm Local Standard Time from 40N Latitude

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Saturday November 22. At this time the moon is invisible at night and will not interfere with meteor observing. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter theRead More >

Radiant Positions at 8pm Local Standard Time

During this period the moon wanes from half illuminated to nearly its new phase. During this entire period the moon is only visible during the morning hours, allowing dark skies prior to midnight. This weekend the waning crescent moon willRead More >

Radiant Positions at 8pm Local Standard Time

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Friday November 14th. At this time the moon is located 90 degrees west of the sun and rises near 2300 (11pm) local standard time (LST) as seen from mid-northernRead More >


Radiant Positions at 8pm Local Standard Time

As seen from the northern hemisphere, meteor rates continue to be strong in November. While no major activity is expected this month, the two Taurid radiants plus the Leonids keep the skies active. The addition of strong sporadic rates makeRead More >

Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Thursday October 30th. At this time the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and sets nearĀ  2300 local daylight time as seen from mid-northern latitudes. TheRead More >

Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

No matter where you live, the first half of December provides some of the best meteor activity of the year. In the northern hemisphere the sporadic rates are still strong plus you can also count on strong activity from theRead More >


Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Monday November 25th. At this time the half-illuminated moon will lie 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near midnight local standard time as seen from mid-northernRead More >

Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Sunday November 17th. At this time the moon will lie opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon all night long as seen from mid-northern latitudes. As the weekRead More >

Radiant Positions at 8pm LST

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Saturday November 9th. At this time the half-illuminated moon will lie 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 2300 (11pm) local standard time as seen fromRead More >


Radiant Positions at 8pm LST

As seen from the northern hemisphere, meteor rates continue to be strong in November. While no major activity is expected this month, the two Taurid radiants plus the Leonids keep the skies active. The addition of strong sporadic rates makeRead More >

Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Saturday October 26. This weekend the half-illuminated moon will rise near midnight and will remain in the sky the remainder of the morning. Successful meteor observations can be obtainedRead More >

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Thursday December 13th. At this time the moon is located near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the earlyRead More >