Geminid Meteor Shower

Hi,

below are plots of Geminid activity as picked up by reflected radar from Graves.

First Plot shows Daily activity from 1st Dec to 15th Dec, Geminids peaking over the 13th / 14th. The fall off of activity is also a lot greater than the build up.

gemdailypeakLooking in detail at the hourly  count over the period of the 12th -15th Dec, the peak activity occurred during the period from 12:00 on the 13th to approx. 12:00 on the 14th.

gemhrlypkactivity

 

Next up are the Ursids, peaking Dec 22/23 with radiant in Ursa Minor, this comet shower is associated with comet 8P/Tuttle, the moon won’t be a problem, so lets hope for clear skies.

 

Pete H.

1 Response

  1. Brilliant graphs, Pete. Really show up the peak well. Thanks for sharing your meteor observations with the group on an ongoing basis. Currently, my setup is out of action as I can’t seem to detect any meteors – not sure why!
    Andy

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