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PREVIEW of 144 MHz-Activities for the upcomming METEOR-Showers

UPCOMING METEOR SHOWERS: APRIL 2014

After the long wintertime minimum, meteor activity starts growing in April. Most significant shower in this period is medium-rate Lyrids, peaking April 22nd, 18h UT. The peak should fall sometime between roughly 10h-21h UT, with marginally higher ZHR likely the closer the maximum happens to theoretical peak.
Southern Emisphere observers will pay attention to π-Puppids shower; its ZHR is periodic and reached values up to 40 hr-1 when its parent comet (26P / Grigg-Skjellerup) was at perihelion (as in 1977 and 1982). No outbursts are expected for this shower in 2014.
Sporadic Meteors annual minimum is over, and SPO rates have started increasing towards their seasonal maximum in late summer. Moreover, some daytime minor showers are also able to increase overall meteor activity. A modest recurring peak in radio rates typically occurs around April 24, due to combined rates of April Piscids, δ-Piscids and ε-Arietids.



For Radio Observers, the (Theoretical) UT peaks for upcoming showers in April 2014 are as follows:

April Piscids (Daytime shower)
Active: April 08 April 29
Maximum: April 20 (λsol= 303)
ZHR: Low

Lyrids
Active: April 16 April 25
Maximum: April 22, 18h UT (λsol= 3232)
ZHR: 18 hr-1

π-Puppids (Southern emisphere shower)
Active: April 15 April 28
Maximum: April 23, 23h UT (λsol= 335)
ZHR: Variable, but typically Low

δ - Piscids (Daytime shower)
Active: April 24
Maximum: April 24 (λsol= 342)
ZHR: Low
(Source: IMO)




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