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After three months of low rates, April ushers in two major showers and a temporary upswing in meteor activity. The first of these showers is the Lyrids, which are active from April 16 through the 25th. Activity for this showerRead More >

Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Tuesday April 22nd. At this time the moon will lie 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near 0200 local daylight time (LDT) as seen from mid-northernRead More >

Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Tuesday April 15th. At this time the moon will lie opposite the sun and will be above the horizon all night long. Observers in the western hemisphere who have clearRead More >


Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Sunday April 6th. At this time the moon will lie 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 0200 local daylight time (LDT) as seen from mid-northernRead More >

Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

Meteor activity picks up a bit during April as the Lyrids become active during the month. They are active from the 18th through the 25th, with a pronounced maximum on the 22nd. Sporadic rates during April are steady as seenRead More >

Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Sunday March 23rd. At this time the moon will lie 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near midnight local daylight time for sites located at mid-northernRead More >


Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Sunday March 16th. At this time the moon will lie opposite the sun and will be above the horizon all night long. As the week progresses the moon will notRead More >

Radiant Positions at 9pm LDT

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Saturday March 8th. At this time the moon will lie 90 degrees east of the sun and will set between midnight and 0100 local standard time for sites locatedRead More >

Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

As seen from the northern hemisphere, March is the slowest month for meteor activity. No major annual showers are active and only a few very weak minor showers produce activity this month. The sporadic rates are also near their annualRead More >


AMS Event #532-2014 - Heat Map

A large and bright fireball was seen and reported by approx. 100 witnesses across Northern US East Coast (February 24th 2014, 9:11pm EST – February 25th 2014, 2:11pm UT). The fireball was seen from primarily New Jersey but witnesses fromRead More >

Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Saturday February 22nd. At this time the moon will lie 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near midnight LST (Local Standard Time) as seen from mid-northernRead More >

Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

During this period the moon begins at its full phase then wanes down to nearly one-half illuminated by Friday February 21st. This will be the worst period of the month to try an view meteor activity as the moon willRead More >


Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Friday February 14th. At this time the moon will lie opposite the sun and will remain above the horizon all night long as seen from mid-northern latitudes. This weekend theRead More >

Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

February offers the meteor observer in the northern hemisphere a couple of weak showers plus falling sporadic rates. This may not seem too exiting but you never know when surprises are in store. An errant earthgrazer from the Centaurid complexRead More >

AMS Event #312-2014 - "Mid West Fireball" - January 28th, 2014 - 2D Trajectory

The American Meteor Society has received over 100 reports of a bright fireball seen from mid western states at approximately 8:30 PM local eastern time. Witnesses from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania reported an extremely largeRead More >