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Meteor Activity Outlook for November 7-13, 2020

6 Nov 2020, 19:33 UTC
Meteor Activity Outlook for November 7-13, 2020
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Wade Earle was photographing from the dark skies of eastern Oregon, USA, when this bright meteor happened to shoot through the camera frame, just to the south of the Pleiades. This meteor occurred on on the morning of 21 July 2020. Notice the bright planet Venus just clearing the horizon. Credit Wade Earle.
During this period, the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Sunday November 8th. At this time, the moon is located 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near 0100 local standard time (LST). As this period progresses, the waning crescent moon will rise later with each passing night, allowing a greater period of dark skies as the week progresses. 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 17 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 the hourly rates ...

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