Month: July 2016

Meteor Activity Outlook for 9-15 July 2016

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Monday July 11th. At this time the moon will lie 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near midnight local summer time (LST) as seen from mid-northern latitudes. Toward the end of the period the waxing gibbous moon will be present in the sky most of the night, making meteor observing difficult as the lunar glare will obscure all but the brightest meteors.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 2-8 July 2016

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Monday July 4th. At this time the moon will lie near the sun and will invisible at night. Toward the end of the period the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will be too thin and will set soon after the end of dusk to interfere with meteor observing.

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