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Meteor Activity Outlook for 21-27 November 2020

20 Nov 2020, 19:26 UTC
Meteor Activity Outlook for 21-27 November 2020
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This composite image of the 2020 Perseid meteor shower was created by Ms. Heather M. Wendelboe from Woods Landing in Jelm, Wyoming USA. Only the strongest meteor displays offer this opportunity to create these composites. The upcoming Geminid meteor shower in December offers just such an opportunity. Note that this image is not intended to be used for accurate photometric assessment of meteor brightness. You can see more of Heather’s work at: Bolo Photo Wild West Automotive Photography. Credit Bolo Photo
During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Saturday November 21st. At this time, the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and sets near 2300 local standard time. As this period progresses, the waxing gibbous moon will set later with each passing night, shrinking the available time to view under dark, moonless skies. The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 as seen from mid-northern latitudes and 2 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). For morning observers, the estimated total hourly rates should be near 21 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 14 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). The actual rates will also ...

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