eta aquarids

Meteor detection over April & May 2017

April: the Lyrids towards end of month were just noticeable, with varying activity from minor showers overlapping over the month.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Activity:

Radiant Duration Maximum
Lyrids (LYR) April 16-25 Apr. 22

Minor Activity

Radiant Duration Maximum
Tau Draconids March 13-April 17 Mar. 31-Apr. 2
Librids March 11-May 5 Apr. 17/18
Delta Pavonids March 21-April 8 Apr. 5/6
Pi Puppids (PPU) April 18-25 Apr. 23/24
April Ursids March 18-May 9 Apr. 19/20
Alpha Virginids March 10-May 6 Apr. 7-18
April Virginids April 1-16 Apr. 7/8
Gamma Virginids April 5-21 Apr. 14/15

Daylight Activity

Radiant Duration Maximum
April Piscids April 8-29 Apr. 20/21

 

 

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.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major Activity:

Radiant Duration Maximum
Eta Aquarids (ETA) April 21-May 12 May 5/6

 

Minor Activity

Radiant Duration Maximum
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

 

Daylight Activity

Radiant Duration Maximum
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.