The Eta Aquariids are getting more active as we approach this weekend’s peak. This morning nine ETAs were observed which is a bump up from the 4 and 6 we saw the past two nights. Though my camera is monitoring 4 other showers, all of them were quiet last night (at least in my cameras field-of-view).
The Eta Aquariids are a nice shower though only observable during the last few hours of the night. If you want to learn more about the Eta Aquariids and how to observe them, go check out Bob Lunsford’s write-up at the American Meteor Society.
Obs Date(UT) Time TOT SPO ANT XLI ABO PBO ETA ELY SAL 2017-05-03 08h 40m 24 12 3 0 0 0 9 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 - Anthelions XLI - April Chi Librids ABO - Alpha Bootids PBO - Phi Bootids ETA - Eta Aquariids ELY - Eta Lyrids Oth - other minor showers