The night-to-night variation in detected meteors is rather striking. Nightly numbers range from 8 to 23. For the most part the nights have been clear. The night with the lowest number (Jun 17) was nice and clear. I was even outside for much of that night and there the transparency was fine. June 18 was hampered by a lot of forest fire smoke. Not sure if this was the case yesterday and last night but a lot of smoke is over Tucson today from the Frye fire on Mount Graham (home to quite a few telescopes like the Large Binocular Telescope and VATT). Unfortunately Mount Graham is no stranger to fires over the past two decades. Though the temperatures are predicted to spike this week (highs of 116F are expected at my house), we are getting close to the rainy season and the weather models suggest some moisture will work into the area this week as well.
Obs Date(UT) Time TOT SPO ANT NSA NZC SSS PPS SAL 2017-06-18 08h 16m 14 13 1 - - 0 0 SAL 2017-06-17 08h 04m 8 5 1 - 0 0 2 SAL 2017-06-16 08h 20m 11 10 1 - 0 0 0 SAL 2017-06-15 08h 25m 19 16 1 1 0 1 0 SAL 2017-06-14 07h 35m 15 14 1 0 0 0 - SAL 2017-06-13 08h 25m 23 19 3 1 0 0 - SAL 2017-06-12 08h 01m 11 9 1 1 0 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 NSA - Northern mu Sagittariids NZC - Northern June Aquilids SSS - Southern sigma Sagittariids PPS - phi Piscids Oth - other minor showers