September 19/20/21st Meteors

The last two nights produced another 28 meteors. The Moon is still bright and high in the sky right before dawn. Since the number of observable meteors peaks right before dawn, the Moon is undoubtedly keeping rates down a bit. This should become less of an issue over the next few days as the Moon approaches its New phase.

Date                     TotalTime      TOT    SPO     ANT     DAU

2008-09-20 UT    10h 10m       12      12        0         0
2008-09-21 UT      6h 39m       16      13        1         2

TOT – total # of meteors detected
SPO – Sporadics (meteors not affiliated with any particular meteor shower)
ANT – Antihelions (meteors coming from the opposition region, opposite the direction of the Sun)
DAU – δ-Aurigids (Delta Aurigids)

About Carl Hergenrother
I am a professional astronomer specializing in the study of comets, asteroids and meteors. This blog will focus on my professional and amateur work in this field

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