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Meteor Activity Outlook for 13-19 October 2018

During this period the moon will reach its new phase on Tuesday October 16th. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near midnight local summer time (LST). This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the late evening hours leaving the remainder of the night nice and dark for meteor observing.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 6-12 October 2018

During this period the moon will reach its new phase on Tuesday October 9th. At this time the moon will be located near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise just before dawn and will not interfere with viewing meteor activity.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 22-28 September 2018

During this period the moon will reach its full phase on Tuesday September 25th. At that time the moon will lie opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon all night long. This is the worst time of the month to view meteor activity as the brilliant moonlight will obscure all but the brightest meteors.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 8-14 September 2018

During this period the moon will reach its new phase on Sunday September 9th. At that time the moon will lie near the sun in the sky and will be invisible at night. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will not interfere with viewing meteor activity.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 1-7 September 2018

During this period the moon will reach its last quarter phase on Monday September 3rd. At that time the moon will lie 90 degrees west of the sun in the sky and will rise near midnight local summer time (LST) as seen from mid-northern latitudes. As the week progresses the waning crescent moon will rise later with each passing night, creating more favorable viewing conditions.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 11-17 August 2018

During this period the moon will reach its new phase on Saturday August 11th. At that time the moon will lie near the sun in the sky and will be invisible at night. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will not cause much interference for meteor observers, especially during the more active morning hours.

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