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07/28/2014 - Ephemeris - One meteor shower is at peak and another is ramping up.

Ephemeris for Monday, July 28th.  The sun rises at 6:24.  It’ll be up for 14 hours and 48 minutes, setting at 9:12.   The moon, 2 days past new, will set at 9:46 this evening. 199 more words

Ephemeris Program

July 24-25 Meteors

The monsoon has been on hiatus here in Tucson and finally we had two relatively clear nights. There were still a few clouds and last night was very murky with lots of dust coming up from Sonora thanks to a strong Gulf of California surge. 211 more words


Meteors in the Moonlight

By Ken Hewitt-white

August is meteor month, the time of year when watching for “shooting stars” becomes a truly stimulating recreational activity – especially for folks on vacation. 368 more words

Dr. Catherine Lovekin: Astronomy is the Gateway Drug to Science

Dr. Catherine Lovekin, assistant professor of astronomy at Mount Allison University, joined us in studios to talk about the Southern Delta Aquarid meteor shower and the Introduction to the Night Sky event she’ll be hosting this Saturday, 26 July, at 8:30pm at the Campbell Carriage Factory in Middle Sackville. 184 more words


July 16-23 Meteors

Talk about a lot of active meteor showers. I had a hard time fitting all of the data in the table below.

Though the weather has still been poor in Tucson we did get a good clear night on July 22 (actually the night of July 21/22) with 24 meteors detected. 504 more words


July 7-15 Meteors

I wish I had more to report, meteor-wise, but it has been a rather cloudy monsoon season here in Tucson. That’s even considering it hasn’t rained much. 211 more words