Tag Archives for: Orionids

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 >

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 >

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 >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Friday September 27th. At this time the moon is located 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near midnight local daylight time as seen from mid-northern latitudes.Read More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Thursday September 19th. At this time the moon is located opposite the sun and will be above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will setRead More >