Month: September 2020

Meteor Activity Outlook for 19-25 September 2020

During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Wednesday September 23rd. At this time, the half-illuminated moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and sets near 2300 local summer time (LST). This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the early evening hours and will not interfere with meteor observing.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 12-18 September 2020

During this period, the moon reaches its new phase on Thursday September 17th. At this time, the moon is located near the sun and is invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the early morning hours and will not be too much of a nuisance as long as you keep it out of your field of view while observing.

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