(meteorobs) Obs from SE Pennsylvania, 19/20
Here goes some real amateur reporting. But boy, apart from the
cold did I have fun. I started at 0300 edst and went till 0450.
The first hour was the most active. I saw 19 ors, 5 taur, and 4 spor
I saw 2 meteors coming from the same radiant streaking almost parallel to
the constellation Gemini but coming from someplace farther North. Really
The next 45' produced 4 ors, and 5 other sightings, 3 taur, 2
I viewed from a few miles outside the city limits of Philadelphia
in a wildlife conservation area I recently found. Absolutely no
surrounding light polution. Of course I couldn't help but see the city's
glow as I faced South over the hills.
Something I didn't take into account was how darn cold it would
get. I did put on a turtle neck and heavy pullover but by 4am I was
'suffering' (bwg). Also looking over George Z's reporting from the
orevious night and my own results from this morning I might go out nearer
to midnight to begin my obs as I saw more earlier. Also I'll be prepared
tonight for the nippy October air.
What I really wanted to see however was what GZ said was the
Orionids tendency to send out fireballs. Soooooooo, clear skies and a
warmer night to all tonight!
Bill from Philly.
P.S. Some folks from SE Pa. area have written me. I haven't forgotten
you, I'll get back to you. TTFN.
William M. Free