Apr 19/20 Meteors

Lyrid rates continue to crawl higher. If we use last year as a guide, tonight will see a few more Lyrids before the majority of the activity kicks in on Wednesday morning. According to the Live ZHR chart at the IMO, visual observers are seeing 2-4 Lyrids per hour from dark sites.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT PPU LYR ETA
TUS  2009-04-20  07h 45m  9   5   1   0   3   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
PPU – Pi Puppids
LYR – Lyrids
ETA – Eta Aquarids


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 Apr 19/20 Meteors

  1. Sam Ramos says:

    this must of been on of the parts of that comet we saw here in Austin Texas on April 19 2009

    my cousin recorded it and placed on you tube


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