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Meteor Activity Outlook for December 3-9, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its full phase on Thursday December 8th. At that time the moon will lie opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon all night long This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the early morning hours and will provide a short window of opportunity to view under dark sky conditions between moonset and dawn.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for November 26-December 2, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Thursday November 30th. At that time the moon will lie 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 2300 local standard time (LST) on November 29th. This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the early evening hours and will not interfere with meteor observing during the more active morning hours.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for November 19-25, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its new phase on Wednesday November 23rd. At that time the moon will lie near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the late morning hours and can be easily avoided by keeping it out of your field of view.

by - Nov 18, 2022 - 1

Viewing the Leonid Meteor Shower in 2022

The Leonids are remnants of comet 55P Tempel-Tuttle, which last passed through the inner solar system in 1998. The comet has just passed its farthest point from the sun and is now on its inbound leg of its journey around the sun. It is expected to be closest to the sun again in 2031.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for November 12-18, 2022

During this period, the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Wednesday November 16th. At that time the moon will lie 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near 2300 local standard time (LST) on the 15th. This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the mid-evening hours, allowing a window of opportunity to view under dark conditions between the end of dusk and moon rise.

by - Nov 11, 2022 - 1

Latest Major Fireball Events

Everyday, we receive reports about fireballs from all around the world. Here are some of the latest major Fireball Events (with at least 30 reports):

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    Pending Fireball Reports

    We are currently investigating 45 reports about fireballs seen over MO, VA, ME, UT, CA, NY, NH, MN, AK, TX, OH, PA, MI, NV, SC, WI, WY, WV, MD, ID, CO, AZ, FL and North Carolina.

    We are also currently investigating 34 reports from Canada, Chile, France, United Kingdom, India, Namibia and New Zealand.

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    Will There Be a Swarm of Taurid Meteors This Year?

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    The annual Taurid meteor shower usually does not inspire too much excitement as each branch (North & South) rarely produce more than 5 shower members per hour at maximum. They are usually in the background for those viewing the more potent Orionid meteor shower, providing a few nice slow meteors in contrast to the swift Orionids. This year could be different though as the southern branch of the Taurids is predicted to produce an increasing number of meteors this year.

    Meteor Activity Outlook for October 22-28, 2022

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    During this period, the moon reaches its new phase on Tuesday October 25th. At that time the moon will lie near the sun and will be invisible at night. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will be so thin and will set so early that it will not interfere with meteor observing. This weekend the moon will rise just prior to dawn and will not interfere with meteor observing.

    Some of the images shown on this website may involve HDR technology and as such may not be compatible with either meteor magnitudes or meteor rates obtained by traditional visual or other standard photometric techniques.