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Meteor Activity Outlook for February 29-March 06, 2020

28 Feb 2020, 16:55 UTC
Meteor Activity Outlook for February 29-March 06, 2020
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Annie MacDonald was attempting to photograph aurora from Culduie, Scotland, on February 17, 2020, when a bright meteor streaked though the frame at 21:41 Universal Time. As you can see, it was nearly obscured by clouds. Refer to IMO Fireball Report #860-2020 ©Annie MacDonald. To see more of Annie’s work visit: www.flickr.com/photos/AnnieMacD
As seen from the northern hemisphere, March is the slowest month of the year for meteor activity. No major annual showers are active and only a few very weak minor showers produce activity this month. The sporadic rates are also near their annual minimum so there is not much to look forward to this month except for the evening fireballs that seem to peak this time of year as seen from the northern hemisphere. This could be due to the fact the Antapex radiant lies highest above the horizon this time of year during the evening hours. From the southern hemisphere, activity from the Centaurid complex begins to wane with only the weak activity visible from Norma and perhaps others nearby areas. At least southern sporadic rates are still strong to make the late summer viewing a bit more pleasurable.
During this period the moon reaches its first ...

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