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Meteor Activity Outlook for February 13-19, 2021

12 Feb 2021, 20:21 UTC
Meteor Activity Outlook for February 13-19, 2021
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This was the well observed fireball that was captured by Erwin Filimon from Weyregg am Attersee, Austria on 19 November 2020, at 03:46 UT.For more on this fireball visit: https://fireball.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2020/6819 Credit Erwin Filimon

During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Friday February 19th. This weekend the slender waxing crescent moon will set during dusk, leaving the remainder of the night free of interfering moonlight. The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 4 as seen from mid-northern latitudes and 6 as seen from tropical southern locations (25S). For morning observers, the estimated total hourly rates should be near 10 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 20 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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