Oct 9/10 Meteors

The Tucson camera picked up more meteors than usual last night including lots of nice bright meteors. Many of the bright ones were from the 2 Taurid showers. Oddly, I didn’t pick up any Orionids last night.

Clouds and rain are predicted for the next 2 nights as a strong low pressure system moves into the western states. In Arizona we may get some additional moisture from Hurricane Norbert as it tracks across Baja and northern Mexico.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO NTA STA DAU ORI GIA
Carl 2008-10-10  10h 49m  31  22  3   6   0   0   0

TotTime – Total amount of time each camera looked for meteors
TOT – total number of meteors detected
SPO – Sporadics (meteors not affiliated with any particular meteor shower)
NTA – Northern Taurids
STA – Southern Taurids
DAU – δ-Aurigids (Delta Aurigids)
ORI – Orionids
GIA – Giacobinids (also known as Draconids)

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

One Response to Oct 9/10 Meteors

  1. Jonathan Walker says:

    My wife and I observed a meteor on October10, 2008 in Bar Harbor, Maine. It was the longest and brightest one I have ever seen, seeming to disintegrate at the end. The time was 2330-2400 give or take an hour (I did not check my watch). It came from the southwest and ended in the northeast, covering an arc of 30-45 degrees. It took long enough for me to remark on it and my wife to find it and see the end of its flight, perhaps 2 seconds. My first guess was space junk since I have never seen a meteor take that long or transverse that much of the sky. Anyone else see it?

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