Sunday, November 13, 2022

meteors for 2023...

Did a quick meteor shower assessment for 2023...

I excluded most low-yield showers, below 20 per hour (ZHR). I kept the Leonids in, as they sometimes exhibit outbursts. And I included the North Taurids due to the near-perfect timing with the new Moon phase.

The "new" and "full" columns refer to the Moon phase at the time of the meteor shower peak.

 
namestartpeakendZHRnew fullat peakrating
QuarantidsJan
1
Jan
4
Jan
5
100Jan
21
Jan
6
waxing
gibbous
bad
Lyrids (April) Apr
19
Apr
22
Apr
24
20Apr
20
Apr
6
waxing
crescent
good
η
Aquarids
May
1
May
5
May
8
60May
19
May
5
full
Moon
bad
δ
Aquarids
Jul
15
Jul
29
Aug
15
30Jul
17
Jul
3
waxing
gibbous
bad
PerseidsJul
25
Aug
12
Aug
18
80Aug
16
Aug
1
waning
crescent
good
OrionidsOct
16
Oct
21
Oct
27
25Oct
14
Oct
28
first
quarter
fair
N.
Taurids
Oct
17
Nov
12
Dec
5
15Nov
13
Nov
27
new
Moon!
good
LeonidsNov
14
Nov
17
Nov
20
15-
100
Nov
13
Nov
27
waxing
crescent
fair
α
Monocerotids
 Nov
21
 20Nov
13
No
27
first
quarter
fair
Phoenicids 
Dec
5
 
25Dec
12
Dec
27
third
quarter
bad
GeminidsDec
7
Dec
13
Dec
15
120Dec
12
Dec
27
waning
crescent
good

 

Happily, the Perseids for 2023 won't be washed out!

And the end of the year looks promising for the Geminids.

Too bad about Quadrantids...

I hope this outlook is useful. The media tends to blow things out of proportion...

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