Tag Archive: Dec. Sigma Virginids

12am

Meteor Activity Outlook for February 18-24, 2017

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 for those viewing from the northern hemisphere and 4 for those located south of the equator. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 7 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 14 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S)

by - Feb 17, 2017 -
featured

Meteor Activity Outlook for February 11-17, 2017

This weekend the bright moon will make meteor observing extremely difficult as all but the brighter meteors will be obscured by the lunar glare. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 5 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 9 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S).

by - Feb 9, 2017 - 10
radar

Bright Green Fireball over Wisconsin and Illinois

The AMS has received 467eports so far about of a fireball event over seen over Wisconsin on Monday, February 6th 2017 around 01:25CST (07:25 UT.). The green fireball was seen primarily from Illinois and Wisconsin but witnesses from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, New York, Kentucky, Minessota and Ontario (Canada) also reported the event.

by - Feb 6, 2017 - 10
realmeteors

Meteor Activity Outlook for February 4-10, 2017

This weekend the half-illuminated moon will set near 0200, allowing the remainder of the morning to be moon-free and prime time for meteor observing. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 10 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 15 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S).

by - Feb 2, 2017 - 4
12am-jpg

Meteor Activity Outlook for January 28 – February 3, 2017

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Saturday January 28th. At this time the moon will be invisible in the night sky and will not hinder meteor observers at all. Later the in the period the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will set long before the more active morning hours arrive.

by - Jan 27, 2017 - 2
fireball

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 -
witness

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