Month: March 2018

Meteor Activity Outlook for 17-23 March 2018

During this period the moon will reach it’s new phase on Saturday March 17. At that time it will be located near the sun and will be invisible at night. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky and will begin to interfere with meteor observations late in the week.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 3-9 March 2018

During this period the moon will reach its last quarter phase on Friday March 9th. At that time the moon will lie 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near 0100 local standard time. This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise shortly after dusk and will effectively ruin any chances of useful meteor observations the remainder of the night.

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