at 18h UT (morning sky).
peaks at 10h UT. Arises from the debris field of Comet Halley.
Active from October 2 to November 7. Produces very fast (67
km/sec), generally faint meteors (20 per hour). Radiant
located near Orion's club asterism.
Shower Calendar (IMO)
at superior conjunction
with the Sun at 21h UT (not visible). Venus is passing into
the evening sky.
at 5h UT (evening sky).
(closest to Earth) at 14:27 UT (distance 368,291km; angular
at southernmost declination
(−27.5°) at 1h UT.
times Universal Time (UT). USA Central Standard Time = UT-6 hours. (DST = UT-5 hrs,)
is caused by sunlight reflected off meteoric dust in the plane
of the solar system. Choose a clear, moonless night, about 1-2
hours after sunset, and look for a large triangular-shaped glow
extending up from the horizon (along the ecliptic). The best
months to view the Zodiacal Light is when the ecliptic is almost
vertical at the horizon: March and April (evening) and
October-November (morning); times reversed for the southern
Picture of the Day (APOD)
the Zodiacal Light (Weatherscapes)