Latest news on what's happening with UKMON meteor network
One of the major meteor showers of the year, An eagerly awaited, annual astronomical event, from mid July to the last week of August
By John Young on 01 August 2019
After observing the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower recently I was curious to learn more about Halley's Comet. I had not paid it much attention, other than being aware that it existed.
By John Young on 18 May 2019
Eta Aquarids are a major annual meteor shower, a debris left after the famous Halley's Comet. The shower started on April 19th and can be observable till May 28th 2019
By John Young on 03 May 2019
A small meteor on 6 April 2012 marks the birth of the United Kingdom Meteor Observation Network and a thriving community of astronomers
By Richard Kacerek on 06 April 2019
Several UKMON stations have recorded a storm that produced very interesting sprites.
By Steve Bosley on 17 March 2019
Chris Dakin runs a comparison test between the standard UKMON meteor detection camera setup and the new Sony IMX291 based IP camera running on Raspberry Pi
By Chris Dakin on 12 March 2019
Having a good source of accurate time is vital for meteor observation. Typically, UKMON observation stations will use remote NTP servers accessed via the Internet but this presents a particular challenge for remote sites with no, or poor, internet connectivity.
By Peter Campbell-Burns on 11 February 2019
project describes the construction of an NTP (Network Time Protocol) Stratum-1 Time Server using a GPS source and an Arduino Mega 2560 microcontroller
By Edward Cooper on 05 February 2019
This year has flown by and once again it is Geminids time! One of the highlights of the winter months, the shower is active from the 8th until 17th December. The peak is predicted to occur at around 08:00 GMT on the morning of 14th December
By Mary McIntyre Nee Spicer on 11 December 2018
The Leonid Meteor Shower peak activity is on 17-18 November 2018. Comet 55P/Tempel–Tuttle trail of debris through the Solar System is the cause of this annual meteor shower.
By Richard Kacerek on 11 November 2018
Members of UKMON gathered at the National Museum Wales in Cardiff on 20th October 2018 for its fourth collaboration meeting.
By Peter Campbell-Burns on 26 October 2018
In July UKMON was delighted to receive a call from The Sky at Night asking if we could help with a broadcast.
By Peter Campbell-Burns on 05 September 2018
UKMON is pleased to announce that is relaunching its ground-breaking UKMON Live service in time for the 2018 Perseids. UKMON team invites you to join us for this spectacular display.
By Peter Campbell-Burns on 04 August 2018
The Perseids Meteor Shower is without doubt one of the highlights of the astronomy calendar. It has a really broad spread of activity, which starts around 23rd July and continues until around 16th August.
By Mary McIntyre Nee Spicer on 25 July 2018
UKMON and the Natural History Museum are helping students at the William Perkin School to set up their Meteor camera
By Peter Campbell-Burns on 23 July 2018
The spring months can be a quiet time for meteor spotters, but we do have one worthwhile shower in April and that is The Lyrids
By Mary McIntyre Nee Spicer on 16 April 2018
The Geminids meteor shower is one of the highlights of the astronomy calendar, despite the cold temperatures in December. The shower is active from the 8th until 17th December
By Mary McIntyre Nee Spicer on 05 December 2017
24-25 November 2017 was a special night we saw two major fireball events, reported by a large number of public
By Jakub Koukal and Richard Kacerek on 03 December 2017
Members of UKMON gathered at London’s famous Natural History Museum on 18th November for its third collaboration meeting
By Peter Campbell-Burns on 01 December 2017
With addition of 4 new cameras UKMON meteor detection network expands even further
By Richard Kacerek on 23 November 2017
Perseid meteor shower 2017 as seen from our Wilcot camera.
By Richard Kacerek, Richard Fleet on 15 August 2017
The Perseids is perhaps the most well-known of all the meteor showers
By Peter Campbell-Burns on 28 July 2017
UK Meteor Observation network has been collecting data for more than five years and gathered a good amount of data for numerous meteor showers.
By Richard Kacerek on 20 July 2017
Data archive update now brings UKMON total to 127,419 single meteors and 67,368 orbits
By Richard Kacerek on 08 June 2017
KDM-6101G camera uses tried and tested Sony Effio 1/3” chip and is a worthy replacement of older types
By Richard Kacerek & Peter Campbell-Burns on 29 May 2017
Friday 27th May 2017 a large storm rapidly formed over Devon and Cornwall. Wilcot camera detected a record 23 sprites in a single night
By Richard Fleet on 28 May 2017
This year radiant is most favourable for observers in South and Eastern Africa, the Middle East, and most of Asia, but we will be looking out regardless
By Peter Campbell-Burns on 28 May 2017
The Eta Aquariids is currently active (April 19th to May 26th) but rates will be very low until the week surrounding the night or maximum activity (5th May)
By Peter Campbell-Burns on 28 April 2017
French Fireball Recovery and InterPlanetary Observation Network reaches UK and UKMON joins the effort
By Jim Rowe on 17 April 2017
Annual Lyrid meteor shower is active from 16 to 25 April 2017 with the peak time on the morning of 22 April. With no interference by the Moon we should be able to see around 20 meteors per hour.
By Richard Kacerek on 07 April 2017
The UK Meteor Observation Network is celebrating 5 year anniversary since it recorded the first meteor
By Richard Kacerek & Peter Campbell-Burns on 06 April 2017
UK Meteor Observation network recorded 337 Quadrantid meteors during 2017 peak.
By Richard Kacerek on 03 April 2017
One of most basic things we look to discover when we record a meteor is whether it is a stream meteor, and if so, which stream
By Peter Campbell-Burns on 28 March 2017
UKMON is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. Radically different and very exciting website is now server-less on Amazon Web Services architecture
By Peter Campbell-Burns on 23 March 2017
UKMON is working with the William Perkin School to encourage the next generation of meteor observers
By Peter Campbell-Burns on 11 November 2016
Steve Bosley prepared mid-2016 report of UKMON activity and interesting events captured by the network
By Steve Bosley on 15 July 2016
By Richard Kacerek on 14 October 2015
New meteor shower Chi Cygnids has been announced, given IAU number 757
By Chris Curtis on 20 September 2015
On 12 August 2015 Perseid Meteor shower was about to peak and across the channel a storm was brewing
By Richard Kacerek on 15 August 2015
Let’s take a peek at some more interesting bolides from the EDMOND network database
By Jakub Koukal on 02 March 2015
With the continued growth of meteor detection networks across Europe and increased coverage of the sky many more bright fireballs or even “bolides” are being recorded
By Jakub Koukal on 21 January 2015