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Meteor Activity Outlook for 18-24 March 2017

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Monday March 20. At this time the half-illuminated moon is located 90 degrees west of the sun and rises between midnight and 0100 local standard time (LST) as seen from mid-northern latitudes. The moon will interfere with meteor observing during this period if it lies within your field of view during observations. If you face away from the moon you will have better luck viewing meteor activity.

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 4-10 March 2017

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Saturday March 4. At this time the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and is located high in the sky at dusk. It will remain above the horizon until around 0100, when it sets on the northwestern horizon. The remaining hours of the night will remain moon-free and good for meteor viewing. As this period progresses the waxing gibbous moon will set approximately 45 later with each passing night. By the end of the period the nearly full moon will remain above the horizon nearly all night long.

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