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Lyrids and other meteors, 2022 April 21st-22nd

Started by Rick, Apr 22, 2022, 13:17:57

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Rick

Meteors recorded by my GMN camera on the night of 21st-22nd April 2022. The Lyrids are the first big regular shower since January. Preliminary local analysis of the trails captured by my camera identified 14 Lyrids, 2 Alpha Virginids, 1 Eta Aquarid and 12 sporadics.


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This diagram shows where the system thinks the meteors came from. The various radiants identified are shown as the rings, and the lines representing the meteors are correspondingly coloured where possible.

Rick

The brightest meteor in the image above features in this analysis:

https://archive.ukmeteornetwork.co.uk/reports/2022/orbits/202204/20220420/20220420_024913.710_UK/index.html

A summary of Lyrids seen from the UK: https://archive.ukmeteornetwork.co.uk/reports/2022/LYR/index.html

There are now over 100 GMN cameras active in the UK.