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Meteor Activity Outlook for April 10-16, 2021

9 Apr 2021, 18:46 UTC
Meteor Activity Outlook for April 10-16, 2021
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This brilliant fireball was captured by Uli Fehr on 10 March 2021, at 01:57 WET (1:57 UT) from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. ©Uli Fehr www.fehrpics.com Note that this image is not intended to be used for accurate photometric assessment of meteor brightness.

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Sunday April 11th. On this date the moon is located near the sun and is invisible at night. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will not cause any interference to meteor observers, especially during the more active morning hours. The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 2 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 7 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 listed below are estimates as viewed from dark sky sites away from urban ...

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