May 16/17 – 21/22 Meteors

The past week saw the end of activity from the Halley-produced Eta Aquariids. Though there are few active showers (minor or major) for the next few weeks, background sporadic activity continues to increase as we approach the summer.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT ETA
TUS  2010-05-22   07h59m    6   5   1   -
TUS  2010-05-21   07h34m    14  12  1   1
TUS  2010-05-20   03h01m    10  9   0   1
TUS  2010-05-19   08h07m    10  9   1   0
TUS  2010-05-18   03h28m    11  10  0   1
TUS  2010-05-17   07h29m    7   6   1   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
SPO - Sporadics (meteors not affiliated with any particular meteor shower)
ANT - Antihelions
ETA - Eta Aquariid

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 May 16/17 – 21/22 Meteors

  1. Maria Fernandes says:

    May 19th 2010, 22:40pm, Durban North, South Africa. Saw very bright yellow ball with very bright red edges with curving tail,for about 10 seconds. No mention of it anywhere in the news. Back in March 2010, another sighting, this time extremely bright white light with blue edges and tail. Can anyone help as to what i saw?
    Also, have been seeing quite a lot of what seems like stars moving in the sky.
    Please help make sense of it!

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