Tag Archive: Nu Eridanids

Meteor Activity Outlook for September 24-30, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its new phase on Sunday September 25th. At that time the moon will lie near the sun and will be invisible at night. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will set long before the more active morning hours arrive.

by - Sep 23, 2022 -

Meteor Activity Outlook September 17-23, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Saturday September 17th. At that time the moon will lie 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise between 2300 and midnight. As the week progresses the waning crescent moon will rise later in the morning, providing a longer window of dark skies with each passing night.

by - Sep 16, 2022 - 2

Meteor Activity Outlook September 10-16, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its full phase on Saturday September 10th. At that time the moon will lie 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, affording some dark sky meteor viewing between dusk and moon rise.

by - Sep 9, 2022 - 2

Meteor Activity Outlook for September 3-9, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Saturday September 3rd. At that time the moon will lie 90 degrees east of the sun and will set between 23:00 and midnight Local Daylight Saving Time (LDST). As the week progresses the waxing gibbous moon will begin to interfere upon the more active morning hours. Toward the end of the period, the nearly full moon will lie above the horizon most of the night.

by - Sep 2, 2022 - 1

Meteor Activity Outlook for August 20-26, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches wanes from half illuminated to nearly new. This means the moon will be limited to the morning sky, leaving the evening hours completely clear of moonlight. Toward the end of this period the moon will also be a non-factor in the morning sky as it approached its new phase.

by - Aug 19, 2022 - 2

Meteor Activity Outlook for August 13-19, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Friday August 19th. At that time the moon is located 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near midnight local Daylight Saving Time (LDST). This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the early evening hours, only allowing a brief time to view meteor under dark skies between dusk and moon rise.

by - Aug 12, 2022 - 6

Meteor Activity Outlook for August 6-12, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its full phase on Friday August 12th. At that time the moon is located opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the early morning hours allowing a couple of hours to view meteor activity prior to dawn.

by - Aug 5, 2022 -

Meteor Activity Outlook for July 30-August 5, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Friday August 5th. At that time the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and sets 23:30 (on August 4th) Local Daylight Saving Time (LDST). This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the early evening hours and will be long gone below the horizon, by the time the more active morning hours arrive.

by - Jul 29, 2022 - 1

Folks, It’s Fireball Season! – Updated

The AMS received over 600 reports and several videos displaying a fireball event that occurred over Indiana and surrounding states on Sunday July 24, 2022, at 10:52 PM CDT. The AMS #2022-4290 event was mainly seen from Texas, but we also received reports from Oklahoma, and Louisiana.

by - Jul 25, 2022 - 10

Meteor Activity Outlook for July 9-15, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its full phase on Wednesday July 13th. At that time the moon is located opposite the sun and remains above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the early morning hours, allowing a few hours of observing time under dark skies.

by - Jul 8, 2022 -

Meteor Activity Outlook for July 2-8, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Thursday July 7th. At that time the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 01:00 local Daylight Saving Time (LDST). This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the evening hours and will not interfere with meteor observing during the more active morning hours.

by - Jul 1, 2022 -

Meteor Activity Outlook for June 25-July 1, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its new phase on Wednesday June 29th. At that time the moon is located near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise shortly before dawn and will not interfere with meteor observing.

by - Jun 24, 2022 - 1

Meteor Activity Outlook for June 18-24, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Monday June 20th. At that time the moon is located 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise 01:00 and 02:00 local daylight saving time (on the 21st). This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the early evening hours and will spoil the morning sky as its glare will obscure all but the brighter meteors.

by - Jun 17, 2022 - 6