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Meteor Activity Outlook for 12-18 August 2017

During this period the moon will reach its last quarter phase on Tuesday August 15. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near midnight local summer time (LST). This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the late evening hours and will illuminate the sky for the remainder of the night, reducing the number of meteors seen.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 5-11 August 2017

During this period the moon will reach its full phase on Monday August 7. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon all night long. This is the worst time to try and view meteor activity this month as the bright moon will obscure all but the brighter meteors.

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