End of January Meteors

After a very dry and very clear January, the weather pattern has started to change over the western US. The result has been a lot more clouds though, unfortunately, little rain. Though Arizona is not experiencing the severe drought conditions affecting California this winter, we are in definite need of a few good rain soaking storms.

Over the last five nights of January, 2 were clear and 4 were affected by clouds to different extents. The night of Jan 30/31 saw only a single meteor shine between the clouds.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT NCC ECV JCO ACB ACE FEV
SAL  2014-01-31   00h 10m   1   0   1               0   0   0
SAL  2014 01-30   11h 23m   8   5   2               1   0   0
SAL  2014-01-29   12h 14m   24  19  1               0   1   0
SAL  2014-01-28   06h 06m   6   4   1   0           1   1
SAL  2014-01-27   04h 59m   7   5   2   0       0   0
SAL  2014-01-26   08h 42m   25  17  0   1   4   3

SAL - SALSA3 camera in Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
VIS - Visual observations from Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
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
COM - Coma Berenicids
GUM - Gamma Ursae Minorids
NCC - Northern Delta Cancrids
XUM - January Xi Ursae Majorids
ECV - Eta Corvids

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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