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Meteor Activity Outlook for April 25-May 1, 2020

24 Apr 2020, 22:10 UTC
Meteor Activity Outlook for April 25-May 1, 2020
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This composite image was created by Ms. Heather M. Wendelboe of Cheyenne, Wyoming USA. The pictures were taken on the night of April 21/22 2020, from Curt Gowdy State Park, Wyoming. She used a Nikon D750 camera, Nikkor AF-S 24mm lens set to ISO 6400, f/2.8, 11 second exposures. You can see more of Heather’s work at: BOLO Photo Wild West Automotive Photography. © Bolo Photo
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 9 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 14 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. Note that the hourly rates listed below are estimates as viewed from dark sky sites away from urban light sources. Observers viewing from urban areas will see less activity as only the brighter meteors will be visible from such locations.
The radiant (the area of the sky where meteors appear to shoot ...

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