Meteor Sighting Friday Night, Nov. 4: Baltimore County Video and Map of Where It Followed
On Friday, November 4, we were greeted on a rare, mild November evening as the moon conjuncts Jupiter. This provided a great opportunity for many to look outside and spot a spectacular meteor streak across the sky. It was reported by many in the Mid-Atlantic area and even captured on video in Baltimore County, Maryland.
First the moon and Jupiter
This brought people out Friday night and I wanted to show you the best pictures 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.
This photo was also captured by Brenda Bowman
Dave McHugh and his wife were doing just that at their fire pit when they saw a bright green-blue streak of light across the sky around 9:15 PM EDT. He sent me a message, which led to the search. I followed my friend Mike Hankey of The American Meteor Society who lives in Baltimore County, Maryland. He has a network of cameras in his ALLSKY network that point up at night and always record.
Meteor seen over North Baltimore County Maryland
This was on Mike Hankey’s AMS ALLKSY7 in Monkton MD. See around 9:15 PM EDT.
The result was the video below. Reports to the American Meteor Society allowed them to triangulate and plot the most likely path.
Still image of 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 ran through Southern Pennsylvania in York County between Red Lion and Loganville, to Gettysburg in Adams County.
Short 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
- Average PA
- Ashburn VA
- New York
- Klingerstown PA
See the full report:
American Meteor Society Report 8057-2022
I had shared this information in a recent report…
Meteor showers Ccurrently active
Orionids: Active until November 22.
Peak: October 20-21, 2022 (Moon 21% vol.)
Southern Taurians: Active until December 2. Peak: November 4-5, 2022 (Moon 87% vol.)
Northern Taurians: Active until December 2. Peak: Nov 11-12, 2022 (Moon 88% vol.)
Following air shows:
Nov 6 at 5:50 am
See more in this report which also includes NASA TV’s LIVE stream.
Note that this will be with CUSTOM DEFAULT TIME.
(We get an extra hour of sleep)
Total Lunar Eclipse
November 8 – This will reach totality around sunrise. In fact, for our region, the solar eclipse will end at 6:42 a.m., the predicted sunrise that day.
This means that the moon will set in the west during the solar eclipse. When the sky is clear, it offers photographers a great opportunity to capture the blood-red moon at a low angle with a great framing of buildings or landscape. I really hope it’s clear and we get some great photos to share.
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