Author: Robert Lunsford

Meteor Activity Outlook for 15-21 June 2019

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Monday June 17th. At this time the moon is located opposite the sun and lies above the horizon all night long. As the week progresses, the waning gibbous moon will rise later in the evening with each passing night, allowing a small window of dark skies between dusk and moon rise when dark skies are available.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 8-14 June 2019

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Monday June 10th. At this time the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and sets near 0200 local summer time (LST). As the week progresses, the waxing gibbous moon will set later in the morning with each passing night, reducing the window of dark skies available.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 1-7 June 2019

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Monday June 3rd. At this time the moon is located near the sun and is invisible at night. As the week progresses the moon will enter the evening sky but will not interfere with meteor observing, especially during the more active morning hours.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 25-31 May 2019

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Sunday May 26th. At this time the half-illuminated moon rises between 0200 and 0300 local summer time (LST) and remains in the sky the remainder of the night. As the week progresses the moon will become less of a factor as it wanes and rises later with each passing night.

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