Camelopardalid Meteor Shower Observation 2014


Announcement from Philippine Astronomical Society (PAS):

From Mr. Edmund Rosales of PAS:

NASA scientists from JPL announced a newly discovered meteor debris left by Comet 209P/Linear, that could produce a meteor shower to a storm coming from the constellation Camelopardis or Giraffe this coming May 23 and 24.

A meteor shower produces several to hundreds of meteors per hour while a meteor storm produces thousands of meteors. So far, the only meteor shower that produces a storm is the Leonids ( Nov. 17-18) every 33 years. The last time it happened was last 2001 were I was able to count 1,786 meteors using my tally counter that night. The next it is expected to happen will be on 2034.

Camelopardis is located near Polaris the north star, so we expect meteors coming from the north.




~ by Stella's Gaze on May 19, 2014.

2 Responses to “Camelopardalid Meteor Shower Observation 2014”

  1. Awesome! Thanks for the info ūüôā

  2. Hi , I’am a Student of San Beda College Alabang . Is there a way to contact Dr.Edmund Rosales .Either email or personal # . Please email me . My organization Eureka wants to invite him as our speaker on our upcoming event .

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