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Today's Meteor Activity

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Major shower for this month is Leonids, peaking November 17, 22h30m UT (nodal crossing) with ZHR around 10-20 hr-1. Since last perihelion passage of parent Comet (55P/Tempel-Tuttle) was in 1998, only minor enhancements can be expected this year.
Calculations by Jeremie Vaubaillon indicate that four trails should approach Earth this year, although none of them closely enough to cause high rates. The first encounter is predicted on November 18, 23h27m UT, and may be one of the more promising trails. Weaker activity may occur on November 19, 23h59m UT (1069 trail) and November 21, 00h54m UT. Another promising encounter is expected on November 25, 23h26m UT (1567 trail).
Mikiya Sato reported two dust trails should pass close to the Earth, on November 19, 22h20m UT (1069 trail) and November 20, 07h04m UT (1433 trail). However, both trails have been perturbed a lot and should be quite thin, so corresponding rates should be difficult to detect separately from the general shower rate.
Mikhail Maslov's calculations indicate that some activity (of probably bright meteors) may occur on November 20, 09h30m UT, from 1466 trail, but even this enhancement is expected to be barely detectable.

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 Mikiya Sato indicate that a peak may occur on November 22, around 00h50m UT. This model uses a 1-revolution trail of a long - periodic object which suggested possible activity in all years between 2016 and 2019. Although a radio peak was detected in 2016, predictions for 2018 hint a lower rate than in 2016.

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

Northern Taurids
Active: October 20 - December 10
Maximum: November 12 (λsol= 230 degs)
ZHR: Low (5hr-1)

Active: November 6 - November 30
Maximum: November 17, 22h30m UT (λsol= 235.27 degs)
ZHR: Medium (15 hr-1)

Active: November 15 - November 25
Maximum: November 21 (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)

2018 Draconids Outburst!
On October 8-9 night, European observers noticed a high increase of activity of Draconids shower, with ZHR up to 150 hr-1 during the 22h-00h UT period. Have a look to observational reports on IMO Website.