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 September 19-25, 2009

September offers longer nights and cooler temperatures in the northern hemisphere. In the sky, no major showers are visible from either hemisphere but the northern hemisphere enjoys the advantage of higher sporadic rates. The two recognized minor showers active in early September have high northern declinations (celestial latitude) therefore are much better suited to be viewed from locations north of the equator.

Meteor Activity Outlook for September 12-18, 2009

September offers longer nights and cooler temperatures in the northern hemisphere. In the sky, no major showers are visible from either hemisphere but the northern hemisphere enjoys the advantage of higher sporadic rates. The two recognized minor showers active in early September have high northern declinations (celestial latitude) therefore are much better suited to be viewed from locations north of the equator.

Meteor Activity Outlook for September 5-11, 2009

September offers longer nights and cooler temperatures in the northern hemisphere. In the sky, no major showers are visible from either hemisphere but the northern hemisphere enjoys the advantage of higher sporadic rates. The two recognized minor showers active in early September have high northern declinations (celestial latitude) therefore are much better suited to be viewed from locations north of the equator.

Meteor Activity Outlook for August 29-September 4, 2009

September offers longer nights and cooler temperatures in the northern hemisphere. In the sky, no major showers are visible from either hemisphere but the northern hemisphere enjoys the advantage of higher sporadic rates. The two recognized minor showers active in early September have high northern declinations (celestial latitude) therefore are much better suited to be viewed from locations north of the equator.

Meteor Activity Outlook for August 22-28, 2009

Meteor activity kicks into high gear in August as seen from the northern hemisphere. The main reason for all this activity is the Perseid shower that peaks on August 12. This shower is active most of the month and remains above the level of the sporadic background for a week centered on August 12. The sporadic activity is also increasing as seen from the northern hemisphere and is now nearly double the rates from just three months ago.

Meteor Activity Outlook for August 15-21, 2009

Meteor activity kicks into high gear in August as seen from the northern hemisphere. The main reason for all this activity is the Perseid shower that peaks on August 12. This shower is active most of the month and remains above the level of the sporadic background for a week centered on August 12. The sporadic activity is also increasing as seen from the northern hemisphere and is now nearly double the rates from just three months ago.