On Friday November 4, we were greeted to a rare mild November evening while the moon was in conjunction with Jupiter. This provided a great opportunity for many to be outside viewing and spotting a spectacular meteor streak across the sky. It was reported by many in the Mid Atlantic region and even captured on video in Baltimore County, Maryland.
First The Moon and Jupiter
This is what brought people outside Friday night and I wanted to show you the best photos I could find. Jim Olson was able to use a telescope to capture the moon. Jupiter, and a few of its surrounding moons in one frame.
Also captured was this photo from Brenda Bowman
Dave McHugh and his wife were doing just that by their fire pit when they saw a bright greenish-blue light streak across the sky around 9:15 PM EDT. He messaged me, which prompted the search. I followed up by messaging my friend Mike Hankey at The American Meteor Society who lives in Baltimore County, Maryland. He has a network of cameras in his ALLSKY network pointing up at night, always recording.
Meteor Seen Over Northern Baltimore County Maryland
This was on AMS ALLKSY7 from Mike Hankey in Monkton MD. See around 9:15 PM EDT.
The result yielded the video below. Thanks to reports to the American Meteor Society, they were able to triangulate and plot the most likely path.
Still Image From The ALLSKY Network
AMS ALLKSY7 – Mike Hankey – Monkton MD
Reports to The American Meteor Society From:
This was seen between Richmond, VA and metro New York City.
The triangulation suggests it tracked across southern Pennsylvania in York County between Red Lion and Loganville, to Gettysburg in Adams County.
Brief Spotter List Locations:
The duration was about 3.5 seconds long.
- Richmond VA
- Myerstown PA
- Harrisburg PA
- Glen Allen VA
- Woodbury NJ
- Pottstown PA
- Upperco MD
- Baltimore MD
- Cockeysville MD
- Montville NJ
- Oxford PA
- Bloomsburg PA
- Roanoke VA
- Westville NJ
- Saddle Brook NJ
- Media PA
- Ashburn VA
- Klingerstown PA
See The Full Report:
I had shared this information in a recent report…
Meteor Showers Currently Active
Orionids: Active until November 22nd.
Peak: Oct 20-21 2022 (Moon 21% full.)
Southern Taurids: Active until December 2nd. Peak: Nov 4-5 2022 (Moon 87% full.)
Northern Taurids: Active until December 2nd. Peak: Nov 11-12 2022 (Moon 88% full.)
Next Sky Shows:
November 6th at 5:50 AM
See more in this report which also includes the LIVE Stream from NASA TV.
Note that this will be with the ADJUSTED STANDARD TIME.
(We get an extra hour of sleep)
Total Lunar Eclipse
November 8th – This will reach totality around sunrise. In fact, the eclipse will end for our region at 6:42 AM, the predicted sunrise that day.
This means that the moon will be setting in the West during the eclipse. If the sky is clear, it will provide a wonderful chance for photographers to capture the low angle blood red moon with great framing of buildings or landscape. I really hope it is clear and we get amazing pics to share.
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