Author: Robert Lunsford

Meteor Activity Outlook for 16-22 October 2021

During this period, the moon reaches its full phase on Wednesday October 20th. At that time the moon lies opposite the sun in the sky and remains above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the early morning hours, allowing a small window of opportunity to view under dark conditions between moon set and dawn.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 9-15 October 2021

During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Wednesday October 13th. At that time the moon lies 90 degrees east of the sun and sets near22:30 local summer time (LST) on October 12th. This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the evening hours and will not interfere with meteor observing, especially during the more active morning hours.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 2-8 October 2021

During this period, the moon reaches its new phase on Wednesday October 6th. At that time the moon lies near the sun and is invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the late morning hours and will not interfere with meteor observing.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 25 September-1 October 2021

During this period, the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Wednesday September 29th. At that time the moon lies 90 degrees west of the sun and rises near 23:00 local summer time (LST) on the 28th. This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the late evening hours and will interfere with meteor observing the remainder of the night.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 18-24 September 2021

During this period, the moon reaches its full phase on Tuesday September 21st. At that time the moon lies opposite the sun and remains above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the late morning hours, allowing only a limited opportunity to view under dark skies between moon set and dawn.

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