Tag Archives for: October Meteor Showers

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 near¬† 2300 local daylight time as seen from mid-northern latitudes. TheRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Thursday October 23th. At this time the moon is located near the sun and cannot be seen at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the earlyRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Wednesday October 15th. At this time the moon is located 90 degrees west of the sun and will be above the horizon from midnight onward. Although not perfect, theseRead More >


Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

Meteor activity in general increases in October when compared to September. A major shower (the Orionids) is active most of the month along with many minor showers. Both branches of the Taurids become more active as the month progresses, providingRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Wednesday October 1st. At this time the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and sets near midnight local daylight time (LDT).¬† This weekend the waxing crescentRead 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 >


Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon wanes from its full phase to nearly one-half illuminated. This weekend the full moon will be in the sky all night long and will spoil any chance of viewing good meteor activity. Toward the endRead More >

Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Saturday October 5th. At this time the moon lies close to the sun and is not visible in the night sky. Next week the waxing crescent moon will enter theRead More >

Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

Meteor activity in general increases in October when compared to September. A major shower (the Orionids) is active most of the month along with many minor showers. Both branches of the Taurids become more active as the month progresses, providingRead More >


During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Monday October 29th. At this time the moon is located opposite the sun and will remain above the horizon the entire night as seen from locations in mid-northern latitudes. ThisRead More >

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Sunday October 21st. At this time the moon is located ninety degrees east of the sun and well set near 2300 (11pm) local daylight time (LDT). As the weekRead More >

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Monday October 15th. At this time the moon is located near the sun and is invisible at night. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the eveningRead More >