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Bright Fireball over Belgium on June 16th

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The AMS and the IMO (International Meteor Organization) have received over 165 reports so far about of a fireball event seen above Belgium on June 16th, 2018 around 21:11 Universal Time. The fireball was seen primarily from Balgium but was also seen from France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Meteor Activity Outlook for June 16-22, 2018

During this period the moon will reach it's first quarter phase on Wednesday June 20th. At that time the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 0100 local daylight saving time (LDT). This will cause interference with evening meteor viewing but the more active morning hours will be free of moonlight. This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set prior to midnight allowing good views of the morning activity.

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ASTEROID DAY 2018 – more than 2000 events planned for 28-30 June

Asteroid Day, the official United Nations’ day of global awareness and education about asteroids, has announced worldwide events for the week of 25-30 June. Co-founded by astrophysicist and famed musician Dr. Brian May of the rock group Queen, Apollo 9 Astronaut Rusty Schweickart, Filmmaker Grig Richters, and B612 President Danica Remy, Asteroid Day began with two major events in 2015, and has grown to more than 2000 self-organized events worldwide.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for June 9-15, 2018

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is 3 as seen from mid-northern latitude (45N) and 4 from the southern tropics (25S). For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 8 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 11 from the southern tropics (25S).

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Meteor Activity Outlook for June 2-8, 2018

June is another slow month for meteor activity. There are no major showers active in June and only the Anthelion source can be counted on for continuous activity. During this period the moon will reach it's last quarter phase on Wednesday June 6th. At that time the moon will be located 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise between 0100 and 0200 local daylight saving time (LDT) for observers located at mid-northern latitudes.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for May 26-June 1, 2018

During this period the moon will reach it's full phase on Tuesday May 29th. At that time the moon will be located opposite the sun and remain above the horizon most of the night. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the late morning hours, giving a small window of opportunity to view meteor activity between moonset and the start of morning twilight.

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Latest Major Fireball Events

Everyday, we receive reports about Fireballs. Here are some of the latest major Fireball Events:

    And also...
    • 200 reports from Czech Republic, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium & Netherlands
    • 14 reports from Switzerland, Czech Republic & Germany
    • 77 reports from Germany, Belgium, France & Netherlands

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    Meteor Activity Outlook for May 19-25, 2018

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    During this period the moon will reach it's first quarter phase on Tuesday May 22th. At that time the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and set near 0200 local daylight saving time (LDT). This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the mid-evening hours and will not interfere with meteor observing during the more active morning hours.

    Meteor Activity Outlook for May 12-18, 2018

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    During this period the moon will reach it's new phase on Tuesday May 15th. At that time the moon will be located near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise shortly before dawn and will be too thin to cause any problems viewing meteor activity.

    Meteor Activity Outlook for May 5-11, 2018

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    During this period the moon will reach it's last quarter phase on Tuesday May 8th. At that time the moon will be located 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise between 02:00 and 3:00 local daylight saving time (LDT) as seen from mid-northern latitudes. As the week progresses the waning crescent moon will become less of a problem as it rises later in the morning with each passing night.

    Meteor Activity Outlook for April 28-May 4, 2018

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    During this period the moon will reach it's full phase on Monday April 30. At that time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon all night long. As the week progresses the waning gibbous moon will rise later in the evening but will still seriously impede meteor viewing as the bright glare will obscure all but the brightest meteors.

    Meteor Activity Outlook for April 21-27, 2018

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    The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is 2 as seen from mid-northern latitude (45N) and 3 from the southern tropics (25S). For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 20 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 13 from the southern tropics (25S). Evening rates are reduced due to moonlight.