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Everything you need to know to enjoy the most dependable meteor shower of the year (despite the moon)...
Author: Vincent Perlerin
Posted: December 6, 2019, 9:41 pm
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During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Thursday December 12th. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set a couple of hours before dawn allowing a quick session under dark skies before the onset of dawn.
Author: amsadmin
Posted: December 6, 2019, 9:38 pm
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During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Wednesday December 4th. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 02:00 Local Summer Time (LST). This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set near midnight allowing the more active morning hours to be free of interfering moonlight.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: November 30, 2019, 12:59 am
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During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Wednesday November 27th. At this time the moon will be located near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the morning hours but will not affect meteor observations as long as you keep it out of your field of view.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: November 23, 2019, 2:08 am
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Well known meteor scientists Peter Jenniskens and Esko Lyytinen have predicted that there may be an outburst of the alpha Monocertoid meteor shower on the night of November 21/22, 2019.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: November 17, 2019, 4:01 am
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During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Wednesday November 20th. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near 0200 local standard time. This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise just before midnight, ruining the sky for meteor observers the remainder of the night. Only late in the period will the moon allow meteor observers to achieve decent limiting magnitudes during the morning hours. One could always view during the moonless evening hours but rates are low at this time.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: November 15, 2019, 4:16 pm
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We received numerous reports and videos from a bright fireball spotted over St Louis, MO on November 11th.
Author: Vincent Perlerin
Posted: November 12, 2019, 9:26 am
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During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Tuesday November 12th. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon sets just before dawn allowing some observing before dawn to view under dark conditions.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: November 8, 2019, 11:39 pm
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During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Monday November 4th. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 0200 local summer time. With each passing night the dark window between moon set and dawn shrinks so by next weekend there is little time for viewing in a dark sky.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: November 1, 2019, 1:42 pm
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At maximum activity the Taurid radiants are located in western Taurus near the well known star cluster called the Pleiades. During the last three months of the year the two branches of the Taurid meteor shower are active. The Taurids are not known for their high numbers, rather they are known more for the fireballs…
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: October 27, 2019, 9:57 pm
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During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Sunday October 27th. At this time the moon will be located near the sun and will be invisible at night. Late in this period the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will not interfere with meteor observing.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: October 25, 2019, 10:12 pm
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The Orionids The Orionids, like all meteor showers, are named after the constellation in which they appear to come from, which in this case is Orion. Remnants from this shower come from Halley’s Comet, officially designated 1P/Halley. Halley’s Comet is the only known short-period comet that is clearly visible to the naked eye from Earth.…
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: October 18, 2019, 7:34 pm

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