Tag Archives for: Perseids

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 >


Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Monday July 29th. At this time the moon is located ninety degrees west of the sun and will rise near midnight local daylight time (LDT) as seen from mid-northernRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Monday July 22nd. At this time the moon is located opposite the sun and will be in the sky most of the night as seen from mid-northern latitudes. As theRead More >

Radiant Positions at 10pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Monday July 15th. At this time the moon is located ninety degrees east of the sun and will be in the sky until midnight local daylight time (LDT) asRead More >


During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Friday August 31st. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will be above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon willRead More >

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Friday August 24th. At this time the moon will be located ninety degrees east of the sun and will set near midnight local daylight time (LDT). This weekend theRead More >

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Friday August 17th. At this time the moon will be located near the sun and will not be visible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise duringRead More >