April: the Lyrids towards end of month were just noticeable, with varying activity from minor showers overlapping over the month.
May started with a continuation of the lower activity detected at end of April, before the marked increase due to the Eta Aquarids, there was a noticeable increase in activity over the rest of the month with activity from minor showers overlapping and the activity of the day time showers showing up prominently on the hourly recording, greater activity before midday on most days.
|Eta Aquarids (ETA)||April 21-May 12||May 5/6|
|Epsilon Aquilids||May 4-27||May17/18|
|May Librids||May 1-9||May 6/7|
|Eta Lyrids||May 3-12||May 8-10|
|Northern May Ophiuchids||April 8-June 16||May 18/19|
|Southern May Ophiuchids||April 21-June 4||May 13-18|
|Epsilon Arietids||April 25-May 27||May 9/10|
|May Arietids||May 4-June 6||May 16/17|
|Omicron Cetids||May 7-June 9||May 14-25|
|May Piscids||May 4-27||May 12/13|
It will be interesting to see if any of the radar detections can be matched visually once I’ve got the all sky camera up and running, I will be running Dimension4 to synchronise times on both machines, enabling a match to be made to visual and radar sightings.
Look out for the June Lyrids 15-16 June, although just after full moon and the nights will be a lot shorter.