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The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 5 for those viewing from the northern hemisphere and 3 for those located south of the equator. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 23 as seen from mid-northern latitudes and 13 from the southern tropics.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: August 17, 2017, 7:49 am
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Everything you need to know to enjoy the Perseids 2017!
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: August 7, 2017, 11:36 am
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The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 6 for those viewing from the northern hemisphere and 3 for those located south of the equator. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 32 as seen from mid-northern latitudes and 16 from the southern tropics.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: August 6, 2017, 8:40 am
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The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 2 for those viewing from the northern hemisphere and 1 for those located south of the equator. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 20 as seen from mid-northern latitudes and 13 from the southern tropics.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: August 3, 2017, 12:10 pm
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The AMS has received 860 reports so far about of a fireball event seen above the state of Washington on July 29, 2017 around 9:54pm PDT (July 30, 2017 ~ 04:54 Universal Time.).
Author: Vincent Perlerin
Posted: July 30, 2017, 7:58 pm
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The Southern delta Aquariids (SDA) are active from July 21 through August 23 with maximum activity occurring on July 30. This year the moonlight situation is favorable for the Southern delta Aquariids as the moon is at its first quarter phase on July 30th.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: July 27, 2017, 3:22 pm
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Meteor activity kicks into high gear in August as seen from the northern hemisphere. The main reason for all this activity is the Perseid shower that peaks on August 12th...
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: July 27, 2017, 9:23 am
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During this period the moon will reach its new phase on Sunday July 23. At this time the moon will be located near the sun and will be invisible at night. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will not interfere with meteor observing.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: July 21, 2017, 10:47 am
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During this period the moon will reach its last quarter phase on Sunday July 16. While the half-illuminated moon will certainly cast some glare in the night sky, it is still much less bright than the full moon. Therefore successful meteor observations can be obtained by simply keeping the moon out of your field of view while observing. Since the moon rises near midnight for observers located in mid-northern latitudes, the evening hours will be free of interfering moonlight.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: July 15, 2017, 11:31 pm
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During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Saturday July 8. At that time the moon will rise near dusk and set near dawn. Since the brilliant moon lie above the horizon most of the night, it will be difficult to observe meteor activity.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: July 6, 2017, 1:22 pm
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The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 2 for those viewing from the northern hemisphere and 3 for those located south of the equator. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 11 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 12 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S).
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: June 30, 2017, 7:10 am
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The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 for those viewing from the northern hemisphere and 4 for those located south of the equator. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 9 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 12 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S).
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: June 22, 2017, 7:14 am

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