Jan 8/9/10 Meteors

Cirrus again knocked down the number of observable meteors on the night of Jan 8/9. The next night was very clear and even saw a few more Coma Berenicids (COM) than usual. The night of Jan 9/10 sees the start of monitoring of the weak Northern Delta Cancrids (NCC) shower.

Obs  Date(UT)      Time    TOT SPO ANT COM DLM NCC
SAL  2014-01-09   11h 59m   19  17  1   0   1   
SAL  2014-01-10   11h 03m   32  23  4   4   1   0

SAL - SALSA3 camera in Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
VIS - Visual observations from Tucson (Carl Hergenrother)
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
COM - Coma Berenicids
DLM - December Leonis Minorids
NCC - Northern Delta Cancrids


  1. My parner spotted a fireball in the easterrn sky, Scotts Valley CA. We live on Locke Way, Scotts Valley, ca. It was around 6:00 pm. No trail or tail. I didn’t see it, but my boyfriend saw it and called me about it. I have done some internet searching but found nothing. It is Jan. 10, 2014.
    Do you have any other reports or information?

    Susan Dee Cummins,
    17 Locke Way,
    Scotts Valley, CA 95066

  2. More information from my partner:

    It was a white sphere, fairly large, heading right to left in the Easern sky, heading down, approx. 45 degree angle.

    Susan Dee Cummins,
    17 Locke Way,
    Scotts Valley, Ca 95066

    1. Hi Susan,

      There was definitely a bright meteor (also called a fireball) observed from all over California. The American Meteor Society is collecting reports of this fireball (and all other fireballs). You can see the reports for your fireball here:


      You can also submit your own report here:


      Hopefully some of the all-sky cameras in California recorded it as well. I’ll let you know if they spotted anything. Unfortunately the fireball was too far away to be seen with my camera in Tucson.

      Thanks for the report!
      – Carl

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