Sept 27/28 Meteors

Now those are the numbers we like to see. The Moon is near is New phase which means the entire night is dark. Also the nights are getting longer (that’s true for the Northern Hemisphere, nights are getting shorter in the Southern Hemisphere) which will increase the number of meteors detected every night.

Below is a video of the best meteor from last night. This one was seen at 12:46 am on 2008 Sept 28 over Tucson.

46 am over Tucson.

Date           TotalTime  TOT  SPO  NTA  STA  DAU
2008-09-28 UT   10h 24m    23   18   0    4    1

TOT – total # of meteors detected
SPO – Sporadics (meteors not affiliated with any particular meteor shower)
NTA – Northern Taurids
STA – Southern Taurids
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

2 Responses to Sept 27/28 Meteors

  1. Helen Watkins says:

    It was seen as a bluer spere with a tail in the Eastern sky at about 6:30 AM EDT in Donaldson, Indiana.

  2. Helen Watkins says:

    That was on September 27th. Forgot to ibnclude that in my message.

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