On Friday, November 4, we were greeted by a rare balmy November evening as the moon conjunct Jupiter. This provided a great opportunity for many to be outdoors to observe and spot a spectacular meteor trail across the sky. This has been reported by many people in the mid-Atlantic region and even captured on video in Baltimore County, Maryland.
First The Moon and Jupiter
This is what made people come out on 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 some of its surrounding moons in a frame.
This photo of Brenda Bowman was also captured
Dave McHugh and his wife were doing just that near their home when they saw a streak of greenish-blue light in the sky around 9:15 p.m. EDT. He messaged me, which triggered the search. I followed up by messaging my friend Mike Hankey from the American Meteor Society who lives in Baltimore County, Maryland. He has a network of cameras in his ALLSKY network pointing up at night, still recording.
Meteor seen over northern Baltimore County, Maryland
It was on AMS ALLKSY7 from Mike Hankey to Monkton MD. See around 9:15 p.m. EDT.
The result gave the video below. Using reports from the American Meteor Society, they were able to triangulate and plot the most likely path.
ALLSKY Network Still Image
AMS ALLKSY7 – Mike Hankey – Monkton MD
Reports to the American Meteor Society
This was seen between Richmond, VA and the NYC subway.
The triangulation suggests it traveled through southern Pennsylvania in York County between Red Lion and Loganville, to Gettysburg in Adams County.
Brief Observer List Locations:
The duration was about 3.5 seconds.
- Richmond VA
- Myerstown Pennsylvania
- Harrisburg Pennsylvania
- Glen Allen Virginia
- Woodbury NJ
- Pottstown Pennsylvania
- Baltimore MD
- Cockeyville MD
- Montville NJ
- Oxford PA
- Bloomsburg Pennsylvania
- Roanoke Virginia
- Westville NJ
- Saddle Brook NJ
- average AP
- Ashburn Virginia
- New York
- Klingerstown Pennsylvania
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 (21% full moon).
Southern Taurids: Active until December 2. Peak: November 4-5, 2022 (87% Full Moon).
Northern Taurids: Active until December 2. Peak: November 11-12, 2022 (88% full moon).
Upcoming sky shows:
November 6 at 5:50 a.m.
See more in this report which also includes the NASA TV live stream.
Note that this will be with ADJUSTED STANDARD TIME.
(We get an extra hour of sleep)
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total lunar eclipse
November 8 – This will reach totality at sunrise. In fact, the eclipse will end for our area at 6:42 a.m., the predicted sunrise that day.
This means that the moon will set in the west during the eclipse. If the sky is clear, photographers will have a wonderful opportunity to capture the blood red moon at low angle with excellent framing of buildings or landscape. I really hope this is clear and that we have some great photos to share.
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