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Meteor Activity Outlook for January 26- February 1, 2019

January 25, 2019 6:21 pm Published by 4 Comments

During this period the moon will reach its last quarter phase on Sunday January 27th. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near midnight local standard time (LST) as seen from mid-northern latitudes. As the week progresses the waning crescent moon will rise later in the morning, allowing a longer window to watch meteor activity under dark skies.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for January 19-25, 2019

January 18, 2019 1:11 pm Published by 2 Comments

During this period the moon will reach its full phase on Monday January 21st. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon all night long as seen from mid-northern latitudes. The bright moon will make viewing meteor activity difficult during this entire period.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for January 12-18, 2019

January 11, 2019 4:24 pm Published by 1 Comment

During this period the moon will reach its first quarter phase on Monday January 14th. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near midnight local standard time (LST) as seen from mid-northern latitudes. As the week progresses the waxing gibbous moon will set later in the morning, encroaching on the more active morning hours.

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Bright Fireball over the East Coast

January 9, 2019 12:00 pm Published by 46 Comments

The AMS has received over 575 reports so far about of a bright ireball seen above the Northern West Coast area on January 9th, 2019 around 6:35am EST (11:35 Universal Time). The event was seen from Connecticut to North Carolina.