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Today's Meteor Activity

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Major shower for this month is Leonids, peaking November 18, 05h UT (nodal crossing) with ZHR around 15 hr-1. Since last perihelion passage of parent Comet (55P/Tempel-Tuttle) was in 1998, only normal activity can be expected this year.

Have a look also to α-Monocerotids. Their most recent outburst was observed in 1995 , with top EZHR of about 420, lasted for five minutes, while the entire outburst lasted 30 minutes. Modelling by Esko Lyytinen indicate that a weak return may occur in 2019, depending on how broad the trail may be.
Both Mikiya Sato and Peter Jenniskens forecast a possible dust trail approach on November 22 (λsol= 239.310 degs, 04h56m UT and λsol= 239.306 degs, 04h 52m UT respectively), in both cases ZHR is uncertain.

For Radio Observers, the (theoretical) UT peaks for upcoming showers in November 2019 are as follows:

Northern Taurids
Active: October 20 - December 10
Maximum: November 13 (λsol= 230 degs)
ZHR: Low (5hr-1)

Active: November 6 - November 30
Maximum: November 18, 05h UT (λsol= 235.27 degs)
ZHR: Medium (15 hr-1)

Active: November 15 - November 25
Maximum: November 22 (λsol= 239.32 degs)
ZHR: Variable, but generally low

November Orionids
Active: November 13 - December 06
Maximum: November 28 (λsol= 246 degs)
ZHR: Low

(Source: IMO)