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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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Meteor Activity Outlook for 28 July-3 August 2018

During this period the moon will wane from it’s nearly full phase down to almost half-illuminated. This weekend the moon will rise shortly after dusk and will rise approximately 45 minutes later each night. Although meteor activity is strong this time of year the bright moon will obscure all but the brighter meteors.

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News from the Meteor Library

Roberto Gorelli points our attention to the recent publication of a very interesting paper: “Modeling the measurement accuracy of pre-atmosphere velocities of meteoroids” by Denis Vida, Peter G. Brown and Margaret...

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 14-20 July 2018

During this period the moon will reach it’s first quarter phase on Thursday July 19th. At that time the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set around 0100 local summer time (LST). This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the early evening hours and will not interfere with meteor viewing.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 7-13 July 2018

During this period the moon will reach it’s new phase on Thursday July 12th. At that time the moon will be located near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the early hours and will not interfere too much with viewing meteor activity as long as you keep it out of your field of view.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 23-29 June 2018

During this period the moon will reach it’s full phase on Thursday June 28th. At that time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon most of the night. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set prior to dawn allowing a short look at the morning activity before the sky becomes too bright for viewing.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 16-22 June 2018

During this period the moon will reach it’s first quarter phase on Wednesday June 20th. At that time the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 0100 local daylight saving time (LDT). This will cause interference with evening meteor viewing but the more active morning hours will be free of moonlight. This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set prior to midnight allowing good views of the morning activity.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 9-15 June 2018

During this period the moon will reach it’s new phase on Wednesday June 13th. At that time the moon will be located near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the late morning hours but should not interfere with viewing meteor activity as long as you keep the moon out of your field of view.

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