August 23/24 to 29/30 Meteors

Even though there are no major showers currently active, meteor rates are still elevated as the background ‘Spoadic’ rate is near its annual peak.

Here in Tucson, the monsoon has taken a break after a rather active stretch. Though we are a little above our average rainfall level, the storms have been rather boring this year.

The nights should be clear for the next few days until the wind swings out of the southeast again and the monsoon moisture returns.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT PER AUD AUR
SAL3 2010-08-30   07h 26m   21  18  2   -   1   0
ALLS 2010-08-30   06h 52m   17  15  2   -   -   2
SAL3 2010-08-29   08h 15m   27  22  2   -   2   1
SAL3 2010-08-28   04h 47m   13  11  1   -   1   -
SAL3 2010-08-27   01h 11m   3   2   0   -   1   -
SAL3 2010-08-26   00h 00m   Bad weather
SAL3 2010-08-25   00h 00m   Bad weather
SAL3 2010-08-24   04h 12m   13  9   2   1   1   -

SAL3 - SALSA3 camera in Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
ALLS - Near all-sky camera in Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
VIST - Visual observations from Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
SDG - Camera in San Diego operated by Bob Lunsford
Time - 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
PER - Perseids
AUD - August Draconids
AUR - Aurigids

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 August 23/24 to 29/30 Meteors

  1. phila5 says:

    My family and I were walking in Philly (near the Piazza) on Aug 25 or 26th 2010 (I can’t remember) and my son noticed a fireball in the sky, it was about 8:15pm, still light out, we watched it until it burned out. It was bright yellow, and looked pretty close. We watched it for about 5 seconds. My son thought it was a shooting star at first, then we realized it had to be a fireball. Did anyone else see this?

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