Sept 23/24 Meteors

Last night was another nice night with a good number of meteors. Four of the meteors may be members of the Delta Aurigid shower.

Date           TotalTime   TOT   SPO   ANT   DAU
2008-09-24 UT   10h 14m     21    16    1     4

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)

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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

4 Responses to Sept 23/24 Meteors

  1. Linda says:

    0620, 6:20 am, Eastern time, 9/25/08, I saw from the North East sky heading North West, what appeared to be a fast-moving plane leaving a thin white streak trailing. Then the tip got wider and turned yellow and was descending into a fireball of orange in the sky before it fizzeled out directly above me. This happened in Wapakoneta, Ohio and I have a co-worker from St. Marys, Ohio that saw it too.

    The coolest thing I’ve seen in a while!!!

  2. Carl Hergenrother says:

    Linda,

    Thanks for the report. It definitely sounds like it was a cool looking meteor.

    – Carl

  3. Cortney says:

    I saw this as well. A huge oarnge, yellow fire ball that looked like a shooting star but ten times the size (or bigger). Around 2 am the morning of September 25th. I am in Wheeling, WV so it was probably the same one…
    Amazing sight, wish iIhad a camera near. Glad I found this sight, I thought i was crazy!! Lol….

  4. Jim White says:

    i seen one last night at 2:30 am with my roomate over southern california facing east it hit the growned and there was a big flash of light in the sky them an amazing boom like and M80 thrown into a trash canXs 10 was great it was also a yellowish color

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