A very clear sky on May 23 lured me out to the Renfrew area to observe for a couple of hours around midnight. The mosquitoes were vicious early in the evening, but nearly absent when the temperature cooled down later on. I watched from 11pm-1am EDT and I saw only 5 meteors (1 anthelion and 4 sporadics). The first hour was entirely absent of meteors. Activity thankfully picked up a bit more during the second hour but it was still a pretty slow night. No tau Herculid candidates were seen.
My trusty chair finally broke after 20 years of use. I had to improvise a way to temporarily prop up the back so that I could continue this session, so all was well!
Observation May 23/24 2020, 03:00-05:00 UT (23:00-01:00 EDT)
Location: Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
tau Herculids (TAH) – 14:50 (223) +38
Anthelion (ANT) – 17:00 (255) -23
June mu Cassiopeiids (JMC) – 23:58 (000) +50
03:00-04:00 UT (23:00-00:00 EDT); clear; 3/5 trans; F 1.00; LM 6.30; facing S55 deg; teff 1.00 hr
Total meteors: None
04:00-05:00 UT (00:00-01:00 EDT); clear; 3/5 trans; F 1.00; LM 6.35; facing S55 deg; teff 1.00 hr
ANT: one: +2
Sporadics: four: +3(2); +4; +5
Total meteors: Five