Author: Robert Lunsford

Meteor Activity Outlook for 20-26 July 2019

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Thursday July 25th. On that date the moon is located 90 degrees west of the sun and rises near 0100 local summer time (LST). This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the late evening hours and will interfere with viewing meteor activity during the more active morning hours. In fact the moon will be a nuisance during this entire period. One can either view during the slow evening hours prior to moonrise or view during the more active morning hours, keeping the moon well out of your field of view.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 13-19 July 2019

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Tuesday July 16th. On that date the moon is located opposite the sun in the sky and remains above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the morning hours just before dawn, allowing a small opportunity to view under dark skies.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 29 June-5 July 2019

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Tuesday July 2nd. On that date the moon is located near the sun and is invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the late morning hours but will not cause any problems for viewing meteor activity as long as you keep it out of your field of view.

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