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Meteor Activity Outlook for September 19-25, 2020

18 Sep 2020, 17:40 UTC
Meteor Activity Outlook for September 19-25, 2020
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Kelly J. Quinn was photographing Comet Neowise from Coleman, Alberta, Canada on the night of July 23/24, 2020, when at midnight MDT a brilliant fireball shot downward through the comet’s tail. This object was well seen over southern Alberta as well as Montana USA. For more information on this fireball visit AMS Event#3672-2020 . Credit: Kelly J .Quinn kellycatphotography.com, facebook.com/kellycatphotography, instagram.com/kellycat_photography

During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Wednesday September 23rd. At this time, the half-illuminated moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and sets near 2300 local daylight saving time (LDST). This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the early evening hours and will not interfere with meteor observing. The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 4 as seen from mid-northern latitudes and 3 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). For morning observers, the estimated total hourly rates should be near 14 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 10 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 ...

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