Month: January 2018

Meteor Activity Outlook for 20-26 January 2018

During this period the moon will reach its first quarter phase on Wednesday January 24th. At that time the moon will lie 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 01:00 local standard time (LST). This weekend the waxing crescent moon will lie in the western sky at dusk but will not interfere with meteor observing.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 13-19 January 2018

During this period the moon will reach its new phase on Wednesday January 17th. At that time the moon will lie near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the early morning hours but will not interfere with meteor observing.

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January 2018 issue of eMeteorNews online!

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Orbit analysis of a bright Southern sigma Sagittariids fireball

  Jakub Koukal¹ ¹ Valašské Meziříčí Observatory, Vsetínská 78, 75701 Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic j.koukal@post.cz   Abstract During twilight on June 14, 2017, CEMeNt network cameras recorded a long and bright fireball with an absolute magnitude of -7.9 ± 0.2m, whose atmospheric path began over the northwest of the Romania and ended up above southern Poland. This fireball belonging to the Southern sigma Sagittariids meteor shower was recorded from 9 cameras of the CEMeNt network. Atmospheric path of the fireball as well as heliocentric orbit of the meteoroid are analyzed within the article.   Introduction During twilight on June...

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 6-12 January 2018

During this period the moon will reach its last quarter phase on Monday January 8th. At that time the half-illuminated moon will lie 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near midnight local standard time (LST) as seen from mid-northern latitudes. This weekend the bright gibbous moon will lie in the sky from about 2200 LST onward. This is make viewing meteor activity difficult as the bright moon will obscure all bu the brighter meteors. As the moon passes last quarter on Tuesday, conditions improve with each passing night. The moon’s phase will shrink each night plus the moon will rise later and later.

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