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Today's Meteor Activity
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UPCOMING METEOR SHOWERS: JUNE 2023
June is known for the return of three remarkable daytime showers. Major showers Arietids and ζ-Perseids, peaking respectively on June 7 and June 10 in 2023, 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 daylight 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 (ZHR up to 100 hr-1 for more than half a day) and 2004 (ZHR up to 50 hr-1 with similar length).
The last perihelion passage of parent comet (7P/Pons-Winnecke) was in 2021; the orbit currently lies around 0.24 AU outside the Earth orbit at its closest approach. So 1998 and 2004 events resulted from meteoroids ejected from the comet in the past. No peculiar activity is predicted for 2023 return.
For Radio Observers, the (Theoretical) UT peaks for upcoming showers in June 2023 are as follows:
Arietids (daytime shower)
Active: May 14 - June 24
Maximum: June 07 (λsol=76.6 degs)
ZHR: High (30 hr-1)
Active: May 20 - July 05
Maximum: June 10 (λsol=78.6 degs)
ZHR: High (30 hr-1)
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 (λsol=96.7 degs)
ZHR: Medium (20 hr-1)