Month: December 2016

Meteor Activity Outlook for 31 December 2016 – 06 January 2017

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Thursday January 5th. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set between midnight and 0100 local standard time (LST). This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the early evening hours and will not cause any problems due to the thin phase.

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RAMBo and 2016 Ursids activity

This year RAMBo has recorded a strong Ursid activity. In the attached graphics you can see that the maximum started at 270,800 of solar longitude. The first graph shows the mass behaviour, the second one (red) shows the Hourly Rate. More informations on our web site...

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Ursids 2016 – New update: strong activity confirmed

Mr. Hirofumi Sugimoto (Japan) reported a possible strong activity of the Ursids 2016. After I received this news, I calculated the Ursids 2016 activity using worldwide radio meteor observed data from RMOB. As a result, a strong activity was observed. The peak time was around 10:00-11:00 (UT) on 22nd Dec. The FWHM had -2.0hr / +4.0hr. The activity graph is as follows: You can check more detailed information on the following web-site:  http://www.amro-net.jp/meteor-results/12_urs/2016urs.html Besides, you can check past activities on the following webpage: http://www.amro-net.jp/meteor-results/12_urs/urs-total-graph.html Mr.Hirofumi Sugimoto translated the worldwide radio data to Zenithal Hourly Rate as shown in Figure...

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Meteor Activity Outlook for 24-30 December 2016

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Thursday December 29th. At this time the moon will be located near the sun and will not be visible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the early morning hours and will not cause any problems due to the thin phase.

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