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UPCOMING METEOR SHOWERS: JUNE 2018

June is known for the return of three remarkable daytime showers. Major showers Arietids and ζ-Perseids, peaking respectively on June 7th and June 9th in 2018, are both characterized by a broad maximum (with possible submaxima) and high ZHR value, thus making first half of June one of the best periods of the year for MS-Dxing. Note that the two maxima tend to blend into one another, and there are some indications these two June shower maxima now each occur up to a day later that indicated above.

For both showers, radiant rises above horizon in very late night and culminates in late morning in european skies; in Central Europe (and lower latitudes) the radiant elevation is even too high around midday, thus lowering radio efficiency. For both showers, radiant sets in late afternoon. For central Europe observers, best geometric efficiency can be found in early morning (favoring N-NE and S-SW directions) and early afternoon (favoring N-NW and S-SE directions).
Even daytime β-Taurids, peaking June 28th, is characterized by fairly good ZHR.

May be worth checking also June Bootids, which produced unexpected activity in 1998 and 2004.
The 2018 peak (based on outburst and video data) is predicted for June 23, or June 27 (the latter, based only on recent outburst data).



For Radio Observers, the (Theoretical) UT peaks for upcoming showers in June 2018 are as follows:

Arietids (daytime shower)
Active: May 14 - June 24
Maximum: June 07, 16h UT (λsol=76.6 degs)
ZHR: HIGH (60 hr-1)

ζ-Perseids (daytime shower)
Active: May 20 - July 05
Maximum: June 09, 18h UT (λsol=78.6 degs)
ZHR: HIGH (40 hr-1)

June Bootids
Active: June 22 - July 02
Maximum: June 27 (λsol=95.7 degs)
ZHR: Variable but typically low

β-Taurids (daytime shower)
Active: June 05 - July 17
Maximum: June 28, 17h UT (λsol=96.7 degs)
ZHR: Medium (20 hr-1)

(Source: IMO)