Oct 23/24 finally brought a clear night… well at least one with only a little cirrus. The next night was back to fighting with lots of bright moonlit cirrus.
The Orionids are still going strong. Unfortunately my rates are down big time due to the aforementioned clouds and moonlight. Visual reports to the IMO show that after a 4 day plateau with ZHR rates of 35-40 per hour, rates are now in decline. It will be interesting to see how the video rates turn out since southern AZ finally has a night with no clouds.
Obs Date(UT) Time TOT SPO NTA STA ORI EGE LMI SSA OUI ETT BCN SAL3 2010-10-25 07h 05m 30 9 1 2 15 2 0 - 0 1 0 ALLS 2010-10-25 09h 03m 27 3 1 1 18 2 1 - 0 1 0 SAL3 2010-10-24 10h 25m 46 14 2 1 25 2 1 0 0 1 - ALLS 2010-10-24 10h 38m 48 2 3 1 32 6 0 3 0 1 - SAL3 - SALSA3 camera in Tucson (Carl Hergenrother) ALLS - Near all-sky camera in Tucson (Carl Hergenrother) VIST - Visual observations from Tucson (Carl Hergenrother) SDG - Camera in San Diego operated by Bob Lunsford Time - 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 NTA - Northern Taurids STA - Southern Taurids ORI - Orionids EGE - Epsilon Geminids LMI - Leonis Minorids SSA - Sigma Arietids OUI - October Ursa Minorids ETT - Eta Taurids BCN - Beta Cancrids
Observed black (shadow?) trail in western sky in Inuvik, NT. CANADA at approximately 19:30 Mountain Time. The black trail remain visible for about 15 – 20 min. It seem to emerge beneth some low cloads at about 30 degrees above the horizon. Would have any explanation what I may have seen? Thank you.
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