May 30/31 to June 8/9 Meteors

June really is the pits for watching meteors. Not only are rates low but there are no obviously active showers. Date from the last 2 weeks show a consistent drizzle of meteors with below average numbers. Some nights are better than others. The last three nights have experienced bouts of high cirrus from thunderstorms in New Mexico. The cirrus was so bad on the night of June 6/7 that not a single meteor was seen.

Not to worry, meteor activity will explode in intensity by next month.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT
TUS  2010-06-09   06h12m    7   6   1
TUS  2010-06-08   07h39m    6   6   0
TUS  2010-06-07   06h28m    0   0   0
TUS  2010-06-06   07h27m    10  10  0
TUS  2010-06-05   07h54m    12  11  1
TUS  2010-06-04   07h56m    11  8   3
TUS  2010-06-03   07h58m    8   7   1
TUS  2010-06-02   07h59m    7   6   1
TUS  2010-06-01   02h15m    4   4   0
TUS  2010-05-31   05h45m    5   5   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 - Antihelion

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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