Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Waiting for Meteors
UPDATE: My report and links to other observations is here.
If that was around 4:18-4:20, I saw it too, it was magnificent!
That's basically what I said in my observing instructions. We were not going to get the peak, the question was how high the background rates would be, and if there was a bit of a "ramp" up in rates well before the peak.
The rates were pretty much around the low end of my predictions (about a meteor every 10 minutes rather than the one meteor every 5 minutes I though possible, though they did tend to come in bunches with a bit of a wait between).
Haven't heard from anyone in WA yet, that's were the highest likely hood of seeing some ramp up in the meteor numbers was.