Tag Archive: Perseids

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Meteor Activity Outlook for March 26-April 1, 2016

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 for observers located in the northern hemisphere and 4 for observers located south of the equator. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 5 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 7 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S).

by - Mar 25, 2016 - 3
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Very large fireball over UK

The AMS received over 45 reports so far about a fireball event over UK (England) on Thursday, March 17th 2016 at 3:16 GMT. The fireball was seen primarily from England but witnesses from France and the Netherlands also reported the event. We expect more reports today.

by - Mar 17, 2016 - 3
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Meteor Activity Outlook for March 12-18, 2016

For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 8 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 14 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Tuesday March 15th...

by - Mar 11, 2016 -
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It’s Fireball Season!

While March is the least active month for shower meteor activity (no major annual showers are active this month), Northern spring is a good time to see fireballs. In the weeks around the start of spring, NASA noticed that the appearance rate of fireballs can increase by as much as 30 percent.

by - Mar 9, 2016 - 4
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Meteor Activity Outlook for March 5-11, 2016

For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 8 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 13 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S).  The actual rates will also depend on factors such as personal light and motion perception...

by - Mar 5, 2016 -
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Meteor Activity Outlook for February 13-19, 2016

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 for observers located in the northern hemisphere and 4 for observers located south of the equator. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 9 as seen from mid-northern latitudes...

by - Feb 14, 2016 - 1