Feb 13/14/15 Meteors

Yikes! Where did all of the meteors go? Results from both Tucson and San Diego are way down from where they should be. Last night’s results can be explained away due to a batch of cirrus that lasted the entire night.

The previous night is more problematic. At least in Tucson, there wasn’t a single cloud in the sky. Even weirder, I usually detect a number of planes, birds and bats throughout the night but that night my camera didn’t see any. The only explanation is my camera dewed up or frosted over during the night.

The next few nights don’t look much better with another storm moving through the region.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT DLE
TUS  2009-02-15  10h 28m  4   4   0   0
SDG  2009-02-15  11h 09m  3   3   0   0
TUS  2009-02-14  10h 53m  1   1   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
DLE Delta Leonids

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

4 Responses to Feb 13/14/15 Meteors

  1. Shannon Hodgdon says:

    at around 12:30 a.m sunday Feb. 15th I saw a meteor in the sky. As it vanished it had a bright blue tail

  2. Brian says:

    I was in Foxborough, MA, saw a large something or other streak across the sky extremely fast around 12:35 am It exploded bright green/blue with a litte bit of red. It was amazing, looked like firework

  3. Jerry says:

    i was in Jackson County KY on the 13th and seen it about 10:30

  4. DCA says:

    On February 12th My husband and I were driving home from work. We were going Southbound on the 805 in San Diego. At about 6:40 I saw three very bright red/orange color lights fall from the sky in the south/east of Chula Vista. I thought they were planes at first but the fell through the sky quickly. They were round in shape. Did anyone else see this? Am I crazy? My husband was asleep and by the time i got his attention he could not see what i was screaming about.

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