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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 - 6

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

Meteor Activity Outlook for June 4-10, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Tuesday June 7th. At that time the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 02:00 local daylight saving time (LDST). This weekend the waxing crescent moon will grace the evening sky but will set long before the more active morning hours arrive.

by - Jun 3, 2022 - 3

Meteor Activity Outlook for May 28-June 3, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its new phase on Monday May 30th. At that time the moon is located near the sun and is invisible at night. As the week progresses, the moon enters the evening sky but will set long before the more active morning hours arrive.

by - May 27, 2022 - 1

Meteor Activity Outlook for May 21-27, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Sunday May 22nd. At that time the moon is located 90 degrees west of the sun and rises near 0200 local daylight saving time (LDST). As the week progresses, the moon sets approximately 45 minutes later each night, allowing meteor observers to view under better conditions during the more active morning hours.

by - May 20, 2022 - 1