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05/27/2014 – Ephemeris – There was a meteor sprinkle but no storm

May 27, 2014

Ephemeris for Tuesday, May 27th.  Today the sun will be up for 15 hours and 12 minutes, setting at 9:16.   The moon, 1 day before new, will rise at 6:11 tomorrow morning.  Tomorrow the sun will rise at 6:02.

The Camelopardalid meteors straggled in last Saturday morning.  No real shower and definitely not a storm, but waiting through the night I saw a few genuine Camelopardalids, moving slowly that could be traced back to the north.  There was no peak of activity, but what meteors we did see appeared randomly.  I and others reporting via Twitter from around the country remarked the large percentage of really bright meteors.  I saw one that left a smokey train that stayed visible a few seconds.  I didn’t have binoculars to follow it further.  Other observers had better luck with meteor trains.  So yes, the Camelopardalids were a disappointment, but at least they were not a no show.    This was a newly discovered comet which had no history of meteor shower activity before.

Times are for the Traverse City/Interlochen area of Michigan.  They may be different for your location.

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