Jan 16/17 Meteors

A bout of clouds kept the meteor count low in Tucson last night. In San Diego, Bob reports that “Meteor rates were similar to last night. Only a few birds and planes were seen tonight in addition to the meteors, which is normal.”

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT COM
TUS  2009-01-17  11h 54m  10  9   0   1
SDG  2009-01-17  10h 32m  39  32  4   3

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 – Antihelions
COM – Coma Berenicids


  1. Jan 21st. Tauranga New Zealand. I am not an avid watcher of the skys but at about 10 pm I saw a large meteor with tail flash over the skys and finally reduce back down to a star size then vanish.An amazing sight. Richard Coles & Mel Guy New Zealand

  2. last night 24 jan 2009, from miramar, new zealand unsure of time, perhaps 1am, a few of us sighted what we thought was a shooting star, but it was far too big, as it shot across the sky it increased in size and speed, there was a blue/green firey light and appeared to get bigger and then disappear, none of us have seen anything like it nor can explain it, ANY IDEAS???!?!?!?

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