Activity Outlook

Weekly Meteor Activity Outlook articles by Bob Lunsford. Bob gives outlooks to upcoming meteor activity about once a week. He features showers from the working list of meteor showers as well as suspected radiants. Please refer only to the radiants of the Working list of visual meteor showers in observing reports.

Meteor Activity Outlook for February 14-20, 2009

February is the only month of the year that sees a fall in rates in both hemispheres. As seen from the northern hemisphere, sporadic rates continue the fall that began in January. This will continue until June when rates reach their nadir. After a brief peak of activity in January, sporadic rates in the southern hemisphere also slide downward until March. Shower activity is low this month but decidedly more interesting in the southern hemisphere.

Meteor Activity Outlook for February 7-13, 2009

February is the only month of the year that sees a fall in rates in both hemispheres. As seen from the northern hemisphere, sporadic rates continue the fall that began in January. This will continue until June when rates reach their nadir. After a brief peak of activity in January, sporadic rates in the southern hemisphere also slide downward until March. Shower activity is low this month but decidedly more interesting in the southern hemisphere.

Meteor Activity Outlook for January 31-February 6, 2009

February is the only month of the year that sees a fall in rates in both hemispheres. As seen from the northern hemisphere, sporadic rates continue the fall that began in January. This will continue until June when rates reach their nadir. After a brief peak of activity in January, sporadic rates in the southern hemisphere also slide downward until March. Shower activity is low this month but decidedly more interesting in the southern hemisphere.

Meteor Activity Outlook for January 17-23, 2009

January sees a peak of sporadic activity for the southern hemisphere while rates seen north of the equator begin a steady downward turn that continues throughout the first half of the year. The sporadic activity is good for both hemispheres, but not as good as it was for northern observers in December.

Meteor Activity Outlook for January 10-16, 2009

January sees a peak of sporadic activity for the southern hemisphere while rates seen north of the equator begin a steady downward turn that continues throughout the first half of the year. The sporadic activity is good for both hemispheres, but not as good as it was for northern observers in December.

Meteor Activity Outlook for January 3-9, 2009

January sees a peak of sporadic activity for the southern hemisphere while rates seen north of the equator begin a steady downward turn that continues throughout the first half of the year. The sporadic activity is good for both hemispheres, but not as good as it was for northern observers in December.