Mikhail Maslov posted Jan 8 at 3:27 pm
Hello all,

We are aware of potentially strong tau-Herculid shower in 2022. However my modelling shows that there are some chances for activity in 2017 on May 30 at 17:24 UT.
I suggest that if any activity appears, it should very low, perhaps, at the level of separate meteors, but their brightness is expected to be high, so even 1-2 such meteors could make a lot of fun. Details are here:
recent by Robert Lunsford (admin)  ·  7 hours ago
This year RAMBo has recorded a strong Ursidi activity.
In the attached graphics you can see that the maximun has begun at 270,800 of solar longitude.
The first graphic shows the mass behaviour, the second one (red) shows the Hourly Rate.
More informations on our web site

Lorenzo Barbieri

recent by Kai Gaarder  ·  Jan 9 at 7:00 pm
Ben Dawson posted Dec 24 '16 at 12:03 am
From looking at fireball reports and the IMO calendar, it seems that the overwhelming majority of meteor observers are northern hemisphere based.
Is there anyone else south of the equator on here?

recent by Karl Antier (admin)  ·  Jan 9 at 2:42 pm
Ben Dawson posted Dec 23 '16 at 11:24 pm
When observing minor showers for the first time, is it worth trying to do an association with a known shower, or leave the shower column blank and just fill in the magnitude distribution and number seen columns?
The IMO guide seems to suggest that this is the way to go.

recent by Ben Dawson  ·  Dec 27 '16 at 11:34 pm
Michel Vandeputte posted Dec 19 '16 at 9:04 am
I observed the Geminids from my home town during the night Dec 13-14. Skies cleared up from the south around 0.30 UT. I went to my observing site up in the local hills and watched the shower for 5.25 hours Teff between 01.05 - 06.20 UT. Despite the presence of a full moon, meteor rates were pretty great with hourly visual counts of 44 - 57 - 45 - 44 and 30 Geminids (Lm 4.9 up to 5.1). At the end
Dear meteor/Geminids observers,

Here is an interesting view of the Geminids (thanks Tioga for the forward), as we could observe them from the stratosphere! Interesting to see how a meteor behave in real time, from a different point of view. Must be much harder to associate meteors to a defined radiant from there ;-)

Don't forget to
Recorded over Copenhagen, Danish: København
Meteor seen in the sky for 10 seconds.

Read more at https://xissufotoday.space/2016/11/a-bright-fireball-in-the-sky-over-denmark-november-28-2016.html

People from all over the country have reported seeing a fireball streak through the sky at about 18:25.

On December 11th 2016 evening, the Spanish sky was lit up at 22:25 local time (21:25 UT) thanks to a very bright fireball which magnitude was below that of the full moon (magnitude estimated to -15±2)

Read more at https://xissufotoday.space/2016/12/new-video-meteor-fireball-from-observatory-ridge-in-spain.html

The event was recorded by several fireball and meteor observing stations
december 13 evening in Switzerland
was doing live streaming
caught at least one fireball
go to timeline 1:15:51 in this video


many more meteors here and there, just no time yet to look it all up ( 3h of stream recorded )

camera used Sony A7s and lens Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 , pretty good combo for lowlight. Exposure/ISO/shutterspeed set on pur
Around 4:30 it's suddenly become clear in Wilderen(Belgium) and different Geminids were recorded by Cams and even two fireballs on the all-sky.
The first one on the all-sky at 04:48 UT and the second one at 05:10 UT. All together 44 meteors were captured by Cams between 4:33 UT and 6:28 UT. Sometimes, there were two at a time.

recent by Eduardo P. Santiago  ·  Dec 14 '16 at 11:28 am
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