Month: February 2017

Meteor Activity Outlook for 11-17 February 2017

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Saturday, February 11. This weekend the bright moon will make meteor observing extremely difficult as all but the brighter meteors will be obscured by the lunar glare. Toward the end of the period there will be several hours of dark skies available between the end of dusk and moonrise during the evening hours.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 4-10 February 2017

During this period the moon waxes from half illuminated to nearly full. This weekend the half-illuminated moon will set near 0200, allowing the remainder of the morning to be moon-free and prime time for meteor observing. This window of dark sky shrinks with each passing night until the moon lies above the horizon all night long at the end of the period.

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