Tag Archives for: Perseids

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Monday August 25th. At this time the moon is located near the sun and is invisible at night. Late in this period the thin waxing crescent moon will enter theRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Sunday August 17th. At this time the moon is located 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise between midnight and 0100 local daylight time as seen fromRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Sunday August 10th. At this time the moon is located opposite the sun and will be in the sky all night long. Later this week the waning gibbous moon willRead More >


Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

Meteor activity kicks into high gear in August as seen from the northern hemisphere. The main reason for all this activity is the Perseid shower that peaks on August 12. This shower is active most of the month and remainsRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Saturday July 26th. At this time the moon will located near the sun and will be invisible at night. Later this week the waxing crescent moon will enter the eveningRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Saturday July 19th. At this time the half-illuminated moon will rise near midnight LDT (Local Daylight Time) as seen from mid-northern latitudes. This weekend the moon will hamper morningRead More >


Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Wednesday August 28th. At this time the moon is located ninety 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 Wednesday August 21st. At this time the moon is located opposite the sun and interferes with meteor observing all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will be inRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Tuesday August 13th. At this time the moon is located ninety degrees east of the sun and will set between 2300 and midnight for locations in mid-northern latitudes. ThisRead More >


Examples of Perseid Meteors as seen from Latitude 35N near 4am

Examples of Perseid Meteors as seen from Latitude 35N near 4am The Persesids are particles released from comet 109P/Swift–Tuttle during its numerous returns to the inner solar system. They are called Perseids since the radiant (the area of the skyRead More >

Perseids Radiant

The Perseid is the most gifted Meteor Shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere: The Perseid offers a consistently high rate of meteors every year (up to 100 meteors per hour) It occurs in August when the temperatures areRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

Meteor activity kicks into high gear in August as seen from the northern hemisphere. The main reason for all this activity is the Perseid shower that peaks on August 12. This shower is active most of the month and remainsRead More >