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Barry Simmons

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 2 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 3 for observers viewing from the southern tropics (latitude 25 S.). For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 9 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 15 for observers viewing from the southern tropics.

Debbie DiCarlo

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Saturday April 18th. At this time the moon will be located near the sun and will not be visible at night. Next week the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but it will set prior to midnight and will not interfere with viewing during the more active morning hours.

Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Tuesday April 29th. At this time the moon will lie near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise only during theRead More >


Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Tuesday April 22nd. At this time the moon will lie 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near 0200 local daylight time (LDT) as seen from mid-northernRead More >

Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Tuesday April 15th. At this time the moon will lie opposite the sun and will be above the horizon all night long. Observers in the western hemisphere who have clearRead More >

Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Thursday April 25th. At this time the moon is located opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will setRead More >


Radiant Positions at 8pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Wednesday April 17th. At this time the moon is located ninety degrees east of the sun and sets near 0100 local daylight time (LDT). This weekend the waxing crescentRead More >

May is a fairly slow month for meteor activity. The Eta Aquariids are very active the first two weeks of the month then fade as the month progresses. The only other showers active this month are the weak Nu Cygnids,Read More >

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Saturday the 21st. At this time the moon will be near the sun and will not be visible at night. This will be the best time of the month inRead More >


During this period the moon wanes from its last quarter phase to nearly new. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the early morning hours, disturbing the nearby sky but allowing dark views in the opposite direction. TheRead More >