Current Meteor Activity

List of Current showers

ShowerStartPeakEndZHR
Southern Taurids10 Sep10 Oct20 Nov5
Epsilon Geminids14 Oct19 Oct27 Oct3
Orionids2 Oct22 Oct7 Nov20
Leonis Minorids19 Oct25 Oct27 Oct2
Northern Taurids20 Oct13 Nov10 Dec5

Local Meteor Network Cameras

UK0038

Stack of all capturesStack of meteor-like detectionsAnalysis of meteor radiants

UK003H

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UK003J

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UK003R

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UK003S

Stack of all capturesStack of meteor-like detectionsAnalysis of meteor radiants

Radar Meteor Reflections

Amateur astronomy doesn’t only involve optical observing. The data below comes from monitoring radio waves, specifically 143.05MHz, which are being reflected back to Earth by the ionised trails of meteors. The radio waves originate from the GRAVES space surveillance radar in France pointing out over the Mediterranean. As meteors come in sporadically over the Med and Southern France, the leave ionised trails behind them that reflect the GRAVES radar back towards the UK. You can find out more about it at:

https://www.britastro.org/radio/projects/Detection_of_meteors_by_RADAR.pdf

Latest Meteor Counts