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Meteor Activity Outlook for April 11-17, 2020

10 Apr 2020, 16:50 UTC
Meteor Activity Outlook for April 11-17, 2020
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Erwin Filimon captured this bright fireball on the morning of April 2, 2020 at 01:52 Universal Time from Observatory Gahberg , Oberösterreich, Austria. Notice the several bursts along the trail. For more details on this event visit: https://fireball.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2020/1544 © Erwin Filimon
During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Tuesday April 14th. At this time the moon lies 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near 2:00 local daylight saving time (LDST). This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the late evening hours and will spoil the sky with bright moonlight the remainder of the night. The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 2 for those viewing from the northern hemisphere and 3 for those located south of the equator. For morning observers, the estimated total hourly rates should be near 4 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 7 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). The actual rates will also depend on factors such as personal light and motion perception, local weather conditions, alertness and experience in watching meteor activity. Rates are reduced by moonlight during this period. Note that the hourly rates listed below ...

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