Mar 5/6 to 11/12 Meteors

The past week has been tough for detecting meteors. Most nights have been plagued by persistent clouds. When it is clear, the near Full Moon has brightened the sky. As if that weren’t bad enough, March is usually one of the least active meteor months so rates are naturally low. All of these conditions result in a rather boring past week for meteor observing. Luckily, the meteor drought will start to subside in a month or so when the Lyrids start up.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT DLE GNO
TUS  2009-03-12  10h 32m  3   2   1   0

TUS  2009-03-11  10h 16m  Clouds
SDG  2009-03-11  10h 15m  14  10  4   0

TUS  2009-03-10  00h 00m  Clouds
SDG  2009-03-10  00h 00m  Clouds

TUS  2009-03-09  00h 00m  Clouds
SDG  2009-03-09  00h 00m  Clouds

TUS  2009-03-08  08h 10m  5   4   1   0   0
SDG  2009-03-08  00h 00m  Clouds

TUS  2009-03-07  04h 54m  3   3   0   0   0
SDG  2009-03-07  00h 00m  Clouds

TUS  2009-03-06  00h 00m  Clouds
SDG  2009-03-06  05h 15m  6   6   0   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
GNO – Gamma Normids

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

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