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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 >


The next few nights will provide the best Orionid rates of the year. The peak is predicted for the night of October 21/22 but the maximum is not sharp so rates will be near maximum between October 20-24. The exactRead 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 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Tuesday September 23rd. At this time the moon is located near the sun and is not visible at night. This weekend¬† the waning crescent moon will rise just before theRead More >


Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Tuesday September 16th. At this time the moon is located 90 degrees west of the sun and rises near midnight local daylight time (LDT) for observers located in mid-northernRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Monday September 8th. At this time the moon is located opposite the sun and is present in the sky all night long. This will be the worst week of theRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

September offers longer nights in the northern hemisphere that tend to be less hazy than those experienced in mid-summer. In the sky, no major showers are visible from either hemisphere but the northern hemisphere enjoys the advantage of higher sporadicRead More >