Oct 9/10 Meteors

The Tucson camera picked up more meteors than usual last night including lots of nice bright meteors. Many of the bright ones were from the 2 Taurid showers. Oddly, I didn’t pick up any Orionids last night.

Clouds and rain are predicted for the next 2 nights as a strong low pressure system moves into the western states. In Arizona we may get some additional moisture from Hurricane Norbert as it tracks across Baja and northern Mexico.

Carl 2008-10-10  10h 49m  31  22  3   6   0   0   0

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)
NTA – Northern Taurids
STA – Southern Taurids
DAU – δ-Aurigids (Delta Aurigids)
ORI – Orionids
GIA – Giacobinids (also known as Draconids)

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  1. My wife and I observed a meteor on October10, 2008 in Bar Harbor, Maine. It was the longest and brightest one I have ever seen, seeming to disintegrate at the end. The time was 2330-2400 give or take an hour (I did not check my watch). It came from the southwest and ended in the northeast, covering an arc of 30-45 degrees. It took long enough for me to remark on it and my wife to find it and see the end of its flight, perhaps 2 seconds. My first guess was space junk since I have never seen a meteor take that long or transverse that much of the sky. Anyone else see it?

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