June 20/21/22 Meteors

After a few weeks of no active meteor showers, the June Bootids should now be active. Last night was the 1st night of their predicted activity though none were observed. This shower is usually weak though it has produced nice displays on 4-5 times during the past 100 years.

The numbers from the past 2 nights are down a bit because only 1 camera was operational. I had some hardware issues which have now been resolved so the system will be back at 100% for tonight.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT JBO
TUS  2009-06-22  07h 40m  5   4   1   0
TUS  2009-06-21  06h 51m  8   7   1

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
SPOSporadics (meteors not affiliated with any particular meteor shower)
ANT – Antihelions
JBO – June Bootids

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 June 20/21/22 Meteors

  1. Donna says:

    I saw a bright streak of light at 6:23 AM this morning and it ended with a bright light as if it burned up. I live in Chesapeake VA and I was driving southbound on route 168 (Battlefield Blvd.) about 2 miles from interstate 64. It was beautiful and so bright! As first I was afraid it was a plane on fire until I realized it was moving across the sky as opposed to falling straight down out of the sky.

    I am assuming it was a meteor.

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