Quadrantids

January Meteors.

The main meteor activity this month around the 3rd/4th of January with the Quadrantids peaking in the early hours of the 4th Jan. Graves decided to go off line between 09:00 and 15:00 on the 3rd Jan. ( see red block on hourly plot).

The average hourly rate during the month was 2.2, with an average daily rate of 52.3. The variations during the month are due to the combinations of minor showers during the month, these are listed in table below.

I omitted the total count for 2017 in my new year post, this was 16,727with an average daily count of 46. It will be interesting to see what Andy’s magnetic collector picks up over the year.

 

Radiant Duration Maximum
Zeta Aurigids December 11-January 21 Dec. 31/Jan. 1
January Boötids January 9-18 Jan. 16-18
Delta Cancrids (DCA) December 14-February 14 Jan. 17
Canids January 13-30 Jan. 24/25
Eta Carinids January 14-27 Jan. 21/22
Eta Craterids January 11-22 Jan. 16/17
January Draconids January 10-24 Jan. 13-16
Rho Geminids December 28-January 28 Jan. 8/9
Alpha Hydrids January 15-30 Jan. 20/21
Alpha Leonids January 13-February 13 Jan. 24-31
Gamma Velids January 1-17 Jan. 5-8

 

January Meteors

Hi, here are the radar  meteor observations for January.

The main activity was the Quadrantids on Jan3/4, there were several other peaks of activity caused by the combination of other minor showers during the month, particularly:

Jan 5th-9th , Gamma Velids and Rho Geminids

Jan 16th – 18th Jan Bootids, Eta Craterids, Jan Draconids.

Jan 20th -31st Canids, Eta Carinids, Alpha Hydrids, Alpa leonids,

The coming months of February and march have no major showers, just a snall number of minor showers. The next main shower will be in April the Lyrids  peaking on April 22nd.

 

Pete H

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