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Meteor Activity Outlook for July 18-24, 2020

17 Jul 2020, 15:22 UTC
Meteor Activity Outlook for July 18-24, 2020
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Meteor and currently naked-eye Comet 2020/F3 aka “NEOWISE” Above Iron Mountain, San Diego, CAJuly 10th, 2020 – Single shot, 1s, ISO1600, Sony a6300 and Sigma 30mm f1.4Shared on AMS Website by Rob Colatutto – Credits: Rob Colatutto
During this period, the moon reaches its new phase on Tuesday July 21st. At this time, the moon is located near the sun and is invisible at night. The moon will be located near the sun during this entire period; therefore, meteor observations can be held at any time of the night without lunar interference. The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 no matter your location. For morning observers, the estimated total hourly rates should be near 19 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 18 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 ...

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