Month: September 2017

Meteor Activity Outlook for 9-15 September 2017

During this period the moon will reach its last quarter phase on Wednesday September 13th. At this time the half illuminated moon will be located 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near midnight local summer time (LST) as seen from mid-northern latitudes. This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the late evening hours and will ruin the prime meteor viewing hours with its intense moonlight.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 2-8 September 2017

During this period the moon will reach its full phase on Wednesday September 6th. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will be 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 in dark skies before the start of dawn.

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