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Meteor Activity Outlook for 10-16 August 2019

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Thursday August 15th. On that date the moon is located opposite the sun and lies above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the early morning hours, giving a small window of opportunity to view in dark skies while the moon is low in the west or below the horizon.

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News from the meteor library

Roberto Gorelli points our attention at a recently published meteor related paper. Spectral and orbital survey of medium-sized meteoroids This paper has been submitted for publication to Astronomy & Astrophysics by Pavol...

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 3-9 August 2019

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Wednesday August 7th. On that date the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near midnight local summer time. This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the late evening hours and will not interfere with viewing meteor activity.

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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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Outburst 15 Bootids (FBO#923)

CAMS BeNeLux recorded 7 orbits in a two hours’ time lapse that were identified as 15 Bootids (FBO#923) orbits. A stream search to assess activity of this stream in earlier years failed to confirm annual activity. Instead of a...

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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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