Forwarded from the TVFMDX E-mail Reflector. For those of us who are into the
"rox", it's looks like the July 12th time frame will let us in on some good
Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114
From: "Jim Thomas" <mrradiohead@...
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 2:30 PM
Subject: [Tvfmdx] Mark your calendars - July 12th!
> Mark your calendars for July 12th. You may want to stay home. It will be a
> Five average meteor showers in their own right, are collaborating on July
> 12th for the summer show stopper performance. This is truly a rare event.
> Get your tickets now.
> Here's the act to follow:
> The Kappa Aurigids, averaging 20 pings per hour on the 10th, which will be
> winding down with 15 per hour on the 12th; the Alpha Orionids, peaking on
> the 12th and featuring 50 pings per hour; the Nu Geminids, also peaking,
> with 60 pings per hour on the 12th; the Lambda Geminids, peaking with 30
> pings per hour on the 12th; and the Beta Cancrids with 20 pings per hour,
> also peaking on the 12th. And the meteor scatter hits just keep on coming.
> July 12th could potentially peak at 230 pings per hour at times. Not all
> of these showers coincide at the same time, so the day will be busy, not
> to mention if eskip and tropo are doing their things also. It will be at
> least worthwhile keeping the recorders running. Grab a brew, grab a brat,
> and grab that fm radio dial!
> BTW....visit the WTFDA website, as the May, June, and July meteor scatter
> charts should be appearing there soon.
> Jim Thomas, wdx0fbu
> Milliken, Colorado
> (40 miles north of Denver)
> 40 18.642'N 104 52.566'W
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