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Meteor Activity Outlook for 22-28 January 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Tuesday January 25th. At that time the moon lies 90 degrees west of the sun and rises near midnight. This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the early evening hours, spoiling the sky with intense moonlight for the remainder of the night.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 15-21 January 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its full phase on Tuesday January 18th. 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 just prior to dawn, allowing only a small amount of time to view under moonless conditions before the break of dawn.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 8-14 January 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Sunday January 9th. At that time the moon lies 90 degrees east of the sun and sets between 23:00 and midnight (on January 9th). As the week progresses the waxing gibbous moon will encroach upon the morning sky, limiting the window of opportunity of viewing under moonless conditions with each passing night.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 18-24 December 2021

During this period, the moon reaches its full phase on Sunday December 19th. At that time the moon lies opposite the sun and is above the horizon all night long. As the week progresses the waning gibbous moon will rise approximately 45 minutes later each night, allowing a small window of opportunity to view under dark skies between dusk and moon rise.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 11-17 December 2021

During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Saturday December 11. At that time the moon lies 90 degrees east of the sun and sets near midnight local standard time. As the week progresses the waxing gibbous moon will set approximately 45 minutes later each night and by the end of the week it will be above the horizon all night long.

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