The level of Orionid activity continues to build. Roughly half of the meteor activity from the past 2 nights has been from the Orionids.
From Bob (10/18): “High clouds and fog interfered with observing tonight.”
Obs Date (UT) TotTime TOT SPO NTA STA ORI OCU SSA EGE LMI TUS 2009-10-19 04h 41m 41 13 0 1 22 0 2 2 1 TUS 2009-10-18 07h 26m 57 19 3 4 26 1 1 1 2 SDG 2009-10-18 10h 30m 59 29 - 5 21 - 1 2 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)
NTA/STA – Northern and Southern Taurids (includes Antihelions)
ORI – Orionids
ZTA – Zeta Taurids
OCU – October Ursae Majorids
SSA – Sigma Arietids
EGE – Epsilon Geminids
LMI – Leonis Minorids
i saw this light green comet? or something shooting out of the sky very close to earth 99.9% sure it hit the ground? 3 eye witnesses i really hope someone could help me find out what happened that nigh it was going west in randall MN and looked like the size of a baseball from where me and my family were.
Hi Chelsea – not sure if we witnessed the same thing, but last night right before midnight MST in Colorado, my fiance and I witnessed an object brighter than a shooting star with an AMAZING trail traveling west. It was very beautiful and traveling very fast!
In addition, we also witnessed a very odd pheonomenon. We saw what appeared to be a transparent lime “kite” shape object traveling south to southeast very slow. It made absolutely no sound.
Did anybody else witness this???
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