Now those are the numbers we like to see. The Moon is near is New phase which means the entire night is dark. Also the nights are getting longer (that’s true for the Northern Hemisphere, nights are getting shorter in the Southern Hemisphere) which will increase the number of meteors detected every night.
Below is a video of the best meteor from last night. This one was seen at 12:46 am on 2008 Sept 28 over Tucson.
Date TotalTime TOT SPO NTA STA DAU 2008-09-28 UT 10h 24m 23 18 0 4 1
TOT – total # of meteors detected
SPO – Sporadics (meteors not affiliated with any particular meteor shower)
NTA – Northern Taurids
STA – Southern Taurids
DAU – δ-Aurigids (Delta Aurigids)