Tag Archive: Dec. Sigma Virginids

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Meteor Activity Outlook for January 21-27, 2017

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 4 no matter your location. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 9 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 10 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S).

by - Jan 19, 2017 -
perez

Meteor Activity Outlook for December 31, 2016 – January 6, 2017

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 13 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 7 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S).

by - Dec 29, 2016 - 3
meteorshower

Meteor Activity Outlook for December 17-23, 2016

For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 13 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 8 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). Morning rates are reduced during this period due to the bright moonlight.

by - Dec 16, 2016 - 4
geminids

Viewing the Geminid Meteor Shower in 2016

The Geminid meteor shower is the favorite of most meteor observers as it usually provides the strongest display of the year. The Geminids are one of the few annual meteor showers that are active all night long.

by - Dec 12, 2016 -
fireball

Meteor Activity Outlook for December 3-9, 2016

For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 18 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 15 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). The actual rates will also depend on factors such as ...

by - Dec 3, 2016 -
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Fireball over Florida

The AMS has received over 150 reports so far about of a fireball event over seen over Florida on November 21st, 2016 around 11:15pm EST (Nov. 22nd ~ 04:15 UT). The fireball was seen primarily from Florida but witnesses from Georgia and Alabama also reported the event.

by - Nov 23, 2016 - 11
fireball

Meteor Activity Outlook for November 5-11, 2016

For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 25 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 20 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). Evening rates are reduced during this period due to moonlight.

by - Nov 4, 2016 -
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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 -
fireball

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