Jan 24/25 Meteors

Last night was the first clear night in Tucson since the middle of last week. Even with the clear conditions, the number of meteors continues to be low. This will likely be the case for the next few months. A big reason for this is the lack of active showers. Not only are no major showers active but none of the well determined minor ones are either. There may be a few very minor ones active that are poorly characterized but even they won’t produce a noticeable amount of activity. Barring a surprise shower (which is always a possibility), rates will remain low until the Lyrids return in mid-April (peak on Apr 22).

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT
TUS  2009-01-25  11h 49m  12  12  0

TUS – Camera in Tucson operated by Carl Hergenrother
SDG – Camera in San Diego operated by Bob Lunsford
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)
ANT – Antihelions

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 Jan 24/25 Meteors

  1. Erika Lutz says:

    I live in San Francisco and spotted something falling last night at about 9:55pm, facing south. It was very bright, with a small train, lasting about 4-5 seconds. It looked as though it would hit the ground, but it was hard to see as it disappeared behind trees and buildings.

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