Tuesday, August 16, 2016

meteor seasons

It occurred to me that I have never seen a graphical display of meteor showers on a time axis. So I made one.

Note, the curve profile was automatically generated by Excel and does not (likely does not) reflect the actually activity of a shower. The point is to show when the "big" showers happen in a year.

You can see that July and August is a busy time.

There's a 30 to 40 day quiet spell.

But if one were looking for the high-water marker, the big meteor season, as it were, it would be in the winter.

Data from my meteor table.


This graph is a little misleading—in terms of activity before and after the peaks. Recalculated using Cauchy distribution for more realistic results.

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