Apr 27/28/29/30 Meteors

Rates are starting to pick up a bit. Most of the month has seen meteor numbers in the single digits so it’s nice to see a few double digit night.

Many of the meteors from the past few nights have been bright and long-lasting. A few even showed evidence of fragmenting as small pieces were visible breaking off and falling behind the main body of the meteor.

The Eta Aquarids are still producing a very low rate of activity. This should change as we get closer to its May 5th maximum.

Obs  Date (UT)   TotTime TOT SPO ANT ETA
TUS  2009-04-30  08h 50m  12  9   2   1
TUS  2009-04-29  08h 50m  11  10  1   0
TUS  2009-04-28  06h 56m  7   5   1   1

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
ETA – Eta Aquarids