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Meteor Activity Outlook for 30 May- 5 June 2020

29 May 2020, 17:56 UTC
Meteor Activity Outlook for 30 May- 5 June 2020
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Richard Bassom captured this bright fireball during morning twilight at 03:52 Universal Time on May 13, 2020, from near Ringwood, England. For more information on this event visit: https://fireball.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2020/22© Richard Bassom.
June is another slow month for meteor activity. There are no major showers active in June and only the Anthelion source can be counted on for continuous activity. Sporadic rates continue to remain slow as seen from the mid-northern hemisphere (45 N) with only half the rates seen from the southern hemisphere. As seen from the southern tropics (25 S) sporadic rates continue to be strong this month with morning hourly rates exceeding 10.
During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Saturday May 30th. At this time, it is located 90 degrees east of the sun and sets near 02:00 local daylight saving time (LDST). As the week progresses the waxing gibbous moon will start intruding on the morning sky, shrinking the opportunity to view under dark conditions which each passing night. Toward the end of this period moon set and the start of morning twilight will be simultaneous. The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 2 for those ...

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