Meteor Activity Outlook for 4-10 March 2017

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Saturday March 4. At this time the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and is located high in the sky at dusk. It will remain above the horizon until around 0100, when it sets on the northwestern horizon. The remaining hours of the night will remain moon-free and good for meteor viewing. As this period progresses the waxing gibbous moon will set approximately 45 later with each passing night. By the end of the period the nearly full moon will remain above the horizon nearly all night long.

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