August 10/11, 2016 Observer: Paul Jones, Location: North Bank of Matanzas Inlet, Florida, Lat: 29.75N, Log: 81.24W (approximately 18 miles south of St. Augustine, Florida).
0425 – 0525 EDT (0825 – 0925 UT) Teff: 1.0 hour, No breaks, LM: 6.9, Clear, facing: west
65 PER: -4, -2, 0(4), +1(6), +2(17), +3(17), +4(12), +5(7)
1 SDA: +2
3 ERI: 0, +2, +3
9 SPO: -1, +1, +2, +3(4), +4(2)
79 total meteors
27 of the 79 meteors left trains (22 PERs, 2 ERI and 3 SPO), a couple of the PERs were bluish and a couple were yellowish as usual..;o). The -4 PER left a train that lasted several seconds, as did the -2 PER and a couple of the zeroes.
There several just spectacular bright PERs shooting out in all directions and many of them were long-pathed and colorful! The well known PER clumping effect was noted big time this morning also as several minute lulls in activity were followed by furious spurts of 4 or 5 PERs in quick succession. A couple of really nice ERIs graced the second hour as well!
At the end of the second hour, I kept on observing, digging deeply into astronomical twilight on what we used to call “bolide patrol”; that is, searching the gathering twilight for Perseid fireballs that seem to have a habit of popping into the twilight skies. I didn’t catch any this morning, but I did catch an additional 20 PERs this way with a lovely -1 in 30 minutes from 0525 – 0555 EDT. It was mostly casual observing, but fun to see if I could “catch a big one”…;o). Maybe in the morning…
Looks good here for the max… all fingers are crossed!
Hope everyone gets a chance to see it… Paul J in North Florida