Last night was the first clear night in Tucson since the middle of last week. Even with the clear conditions, the number of meteors continues to be low. This will likely be the case for the next few months. A big reason for this is the lack of active showers. Not only are no major showers active but none of the well determined minor ones are either. There may be a few very minor ones active that are poorly characterized but even they won’t produce a noticeable amount of activity. Barring a surprise shower (which is always a possibility), rates will remain low until the Lyrids return in mid-April (peak on Apr 22).
Obs Date (UT) TotTime TOT SPO ANT TUS 2009-01-25 11h 49m 12 12 0
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