Yikes! Where did all of the meteors go? Results from both Tucson and San Diego are way down from where they should be. Last night’s results can be explained away due to a batch of cirrus that lasted the entire night.
The previous night is more problematic. At least in Tucson, there wasn’t a single cloud in the sky. Even weirder, I usually detect a number of planes, birds and bats throughout the night but that night my camera didn’t see any. The only explanation is my camera dewed up or frosted over during the night.
The next few nights don’t look much better with another storm moving through the region.
Obs Date (UT) TotTime TOT SPO ANT DLE TUS 2009-02-15 10h 28m 4 4 0 0 SDG 2009-02-15 11h 09m 3 3 0 0 TUS 2009-02-14 10h 53m 1 1 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
DLE – Delta Leonids