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Meteor Activity Outlook for 17-23 April 2021

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Tuesday April 20th. On this date the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and sets near 03:00 local summer time (LST). As the week progresses the waxing gibbous moon will encroach into the late morning sky, limiting the opportunity to view under dark skies.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 3-9 April 2021

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Sunday April 4th. On this date the moon is located 90 degrees west of the sun and rises near 3:00 local summer time (LST). As the week progresses the moon will rise later each night, providing a growing window of opportunity to view under dark skies between dusk and moonrise.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 27 March-2 April 2021

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Sunday March 28th. On this date the moon is located opposite the sun and remains in the sky all night long. As the week progresses the moon will rise later each night, providing a small window of opportunity to view under dark skies between dusk and moon rise.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 20-26 March 2021

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Sunday March 21st. On this date the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and sets near 02:00 local standard time (LST). As the week progresses the moon will start to interfere with the more active hours of the morning sky, especially toward dawn.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 13-19 March 2021

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Saturday March 13th. On this date the moon is located near the sun and is invisible at night. Later in this period, a waxing crescent 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 6-12 March 2021

During this period, the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Saturday March 6th. On this date the half-illuminated moon will rise near 2:00 local standard time (LST) and will remain in the sky the remainder of the night. Lunar interference will decrease with each passing night as the moon’s phase wanes and the moon rises later each morning.

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