Month: January 2019

Draconid observations 8/9 October 2018

Introduction Modelers expected some low but detectable activity from the Draconids before 2018. However, the comet passed through perihelion a few weeks earlier and perhaps there was more to see than predicted. I had not asked...

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 12-18 January 2019

During this period the moon will reach its first quarter phase on Monday January 14th. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near midnight local standard time (LST) as seen from mid-northern latitudes. As the week progresses the waxing gibbous moon will set later in the morning, encroaching on the more active morning hours.

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Observation December 22/23 2018

I went out on the morning of December 23 to look for Ursids.  A cold front had just swept through, moving clouds away but not without strong winds.  It was -10C, and the east-end looked favoured, so I chose Johnston road, a...

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