The past three nights experienced on and off again clouds. They also experienced an undeniable rise in Orionid (ORI) activity. Half of all the meteors from the last two nights were Orionids. Rates should increase as the shower peaks tonight or tomorrow.
A nice Orionid (see picture) was seen on October 19 at 07:39 UT over Tucson.
Obs Date(UT) Time TOT SPO EGE STA NTA ORI Oth SAL 2017-10-20 09h 34m 51 18 3 4 0 24 2 SAL 2017-10-19 09h 07m 34 14 1 1 1 17 0 SAL 2017-10-18 08h 02m 30 14 3 3 1 8 1 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 SLY - September Lyncids NTA - Northern Taurids STA - Southern Taurids ORI - Orionids Oth - other minor showers