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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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During this period the moon will reach its last quarter phase on Saturday June 17. At this time the half-illuminated moon will rise near 0100 for most observers located at mid-northern latitudes. While these conditions are not perfect, one can still obtain good meteor viewing results simply by viewing in a direction so that the moon lies out of your field of view. Conditions improve with each passing night as the moon wanes and rises later and later.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: June 16, 2017, 7:52 am
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During this period the moon's phase will wane from full down to nearly half illuminated. This will be the worst week of the month to try and view meteor activity as the bright moon remain above the horizon nearly all night long and will obscure all but the brighter meteors.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: June 8, 2017, 8:07 am
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The AMS and the International Meteor Organization have received 87 reports so far about of a fireball event seen above the English Channel on June, 2nd 2016 around 00:38 French Time (June 1st 2017 ~ 22:38 UT.).
Author: Vincent Perlerin
Posted: June 2, 2017, 10:34 am
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During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Friday June 9th. At that time the moon is located opposite the sun and will remain above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the early morning hours allowing a couple of hours of viewing under dark skies before morning twilight arrives.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: June 1, 2017, 7:17 am
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The tau Herculids (τ-Herculids) are an obscure shower produced by the remnants of comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3. These meteors are only seen when the earth passes through one of the filaments produced by this comet during previous returns to perihelion. Mikhail Maslov has posted on the Forum of the International Meteor Organization that just such a chance exists on May 30 near 17:24 Universal Time, when the earth passes close to the debris shed by this comet in 1941.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: May 26, 2017, 3:59 pm
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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 8 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 13 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S).
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: May 26, 2017, 8:48 am
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During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Thursday May 25th. At that time the moon is located near the sun and is invisible at night. 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.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: May 18, 2017, 8:51 am
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The Eta Aquariids are a strong shower when viewed from the southern tropics. From the equator northward, they usually only produce medium rates of 10-30 per hour just before dawn. Here are 2 videos of the eta Aquariids 2017...
Author: Vincent Perlerin
Posted: May 15, 2017, 8:13 am

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