Meteoric Intermission

David North

September is pretty much a bust for meteor watchers, except for the early morning hours of the very first day.

The Alpha Aurigids have their peak activity in the early morning hours (just before dawn) on September 1. Rates are usually low for this shower except for a period of about one hour.

Probably not something to get up for, but maybe set your alarm for about 3 a.m. and watch until the sun comes up. When this shower shows, its spectacular... but it's anyone's guess what year or where it will "blow."

Other than that, wait for next month.

David North; last updated: October 03, 2007 Prev Next