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Meteor Activity Outlook for 26 September-2 October 2020

During this period, the moon reaches its full phase on Thursday October 1st. At that time, the moon is located opposite the sun and remains above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the early morning hours, allowing a few hours of observations under dark skies between moon set and dawn.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 19-25 September 2020

During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Wednesday September 23rd. At this time, the half-illuminated moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and sets near 2300 local summer time (LST). This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the early evening hours and will not interfere with meteor observing.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 12-18 September 2020

During this period, the moon reaches its new phase on Thursday September 17th. At this time, the moon is located near the sun and is invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the early morning hours and will not be too much of a nuisance as long as you keep it out of your field of view while observing.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 5-11 September 2020

During this period, the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Thursday September 10th. At this time, the moon is located 90 degrees west of the sun and rises near 23:00 local summer time (LST) on September 9th. This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the early evening hours and will spoil the viewing for the remainder of the night.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 29 August-4 September 2020

During this period, the moon reaches its full phase on Wednesday September 2nd. At this time, the moon is located opposite the sun and remains above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the early morning hours, allowing a short opportunity to view meteor activity prior to dawn.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 22-28 August 2020

During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Wednesday August 26th. At this time, the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and sets between midnight and 0100 local summer time (LST). This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the early evening hours and will not interfere with the more active morning hours.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 15-21 August 2020

During this period, the moon reaches its new phase on Wednesday August 19th. At this time, the moon is located near the sun and is invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the early morning hours but will be too thin to interfere with meteor observing.

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