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4239-2016

Fireball over Pennsylvania

The AMS has received 332 reports so far about of a fireball event over seen over Pennsylvania on November 1st, 2016 around 08:15pm EDT (Nov. 2nd ~ 00:15 UT). The fireball was seen primarily from Pennsylvania but witnesses from Maryland, New York, Connecticut...

by - Nov 2, 2016 - 20
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Meteor Activity Outlook for October 22-28, 2016

This weekend the moon will interfere with viewing the maximum of the Orionid meteor shower but circumstances are much better than viewing during a full moon. Simply make certain you view with the moon at your back so that the lunar glare does not impede your vision.

by - Oct 23, 2016 -
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Meteor Activity Outlook for October 15-21, 2016

During this period the moon reaches it full phase on Saturday October 15th. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will be in the sky all night long. This is the worst time of the month in which to try and view meteor activity as the bright moon will obscure all but the brightest meteors.

by - Oct 14, 2016 - 4
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Meteor Activity Outlook for October 8-14, 2016

This weekend is favorable for meteor observing as the more active morning hours will be free of interfering moonlight. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 21 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 16 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S).

by - Oct 8, 2016 - 4
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Fireball over Montréal

The AMS has received nearly 350 reports so far about of a fireball event over seen over Montréal, CA on September 21st, 2016 around 9:45pm EDT (Sept 22nd, 1:45 UT). The fireball was seen primarily from Québec but witnesses from Ontario, New Brunswick, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire also reported the event.

by - Sep 22, 2016 - 23
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Meteor Activity Outlook for September 10-16, 2016

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 2 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 18 as seen from mid-northern latitudes ...

by - Sep 10, 2016 -
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Meteor Activity Outlook for September 3-9, 2016

During this period the moon waxes from a very thin crescent phase to nearly half-illuminated by the end of the period. This week will be the best time of the month to view meteor activity as the moon will not interfere with morning observing.

by - Sep 3, 2016 - 1
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Viewing the 2016 Perseids

The best night for viewing the Perseids will the morning of August 12th. This year rates could be up to twice as high compared to a normal Perseid display!

by - Aug 2, 2016 - 14