[meteorite-list] Leonids From Virginia
From: Jeff Grossman <jgrossman_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:06:16 2004
The meteors were quite nice here. We had scattered high, thin clouds,
limiting magnitude around 4 outside my house in the Washington suburbs.
Between 4 and 5 am local time I saw about 50, including one "head-on",
something I've never seen before.
Between 5 and 5:30 the rate increased to around 2/minute.
Around 5:45-6:00 there was a strong peak lasting about 5-10 minutes, when I
was seeing one every 2-4 seconds, including a burst where 5 were visible at
once. Morning twilight then wiped out the show.
Dr. Jeffrey N. Grossman phone: (703) 648-6184
US Geological Survey fax: (703) 648-6383
954 National Center
Reston, VA 20192, USA
Received on Tue 19 Nov 2002 08:06:54 AM PST