Meteor news from the United Kingdom
Mary McIntyre talks you through some professional tips to help you take better meteor photographs, and best of all, you don't need a high-end camera to do it.
The debris stream from Swift-Tuttle is quite widely dispersed so the Perseid Meteor Shower is active from 17th July until 24th August, with the peak occurring overnight on 12th / 13th August.
August gives us the opportunity to witness another spectacle in the night skies, not a comet this time, but a meteor shower, in this instance, the Perseid Meteor Shower, which begins in late July but peaks on the 11th, 12th and 13th of August.
Fragments of the fireball that streaked across our skies on 28 February 2021 have been found. Confirmed by NHM as carbonaceous chondrite type meteorite.
Slow moving fireball spotted across the UK on 28 FEB 2021 at 9:54 pm
A first meteorite for the FRIPON-Vigie-Ciel network! It was found in Italy using cameras of the Italian fireball network PRISMA
In the early hours of the morning of 8th September 2019 at 04:51:33 UTC a meteor streaked through the skies of southern England causing observers to wonder what was afoot.
One of the major meteor showers of the year, An eagerly awaited, annual astronomical event, from mid July to the last week of August
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.
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
A small meteor on 6 April 2012 marks the birth of the United Kingdom Meteor Observation Network and a thriving community of astronomers
Several UKMON stations have recorded a storm that produced very interesting sprites.
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
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.
project describes the construction of an NTP (Network Time Protocol) Stratum-1 Time Server using a GPS source and an Arduino Mega 2560 microcontroller
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
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.
Members of UKMON gathered at the National Museum Wales in Cardiff on 20th October 2018 for its fourth collaboration meeting.
In July UKMON was delighted to receive a call from The Sky at Night asking if we could help with a broadcast.
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.
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.
UKMON and the Natural History Museum are helping students at the William Perkin School to set up their Meteor camera
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
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
24-25 November 2017 was a special night we saw two major fireball events, reported by a large number of public
Members of UKMON gathered at London’s famous Natural History Museum on 18th November for its third collaboration meeting
With addition of 4 new cameras UKMON meteor detection network expands even further
Perseid meteor shower 2017 as seen from our Wilcot camera.
The Perseids is perhaps the most well-known of all the meteor showers
UK Meteor Observation network has been collecting data for more than five years and gathered a good amount of data for numerous meteor showers.
Data archive update now brings UKMON total to 127,419 single meteors and 67,368 orbits
KDM-6101G camera uses tried and tested Sony Effio 1/3” chip and is a worthy replacement of older types
Friday 27th May 2017 a large storm rapidly formed over Devon and Cornwall. Wilcot camera detected a record 23 sprites in a single night
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
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)
French Fireball Recovery and InterPlanetary Observation Network reaches UK and UKMON joins the effort
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.
The UK Meteor Observation Network is celebrating 5 year anniversary since it recorded the first meteor
UK Meteor Observation network recorded 337 Quadrantid meteors during 2017 peak.
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
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
UKMON is working with the William Perkin School to encourage the next generation of meteor observers
Steve Bosley prepared mid-2016 report of UKMON activity and interesting events captured by the network
New meteor shower Chi Cygnids has been announced, given IAU number 757
On 12 August 2015 Perseid Meteor shower was about to peak and across the channel a storm was brewing
Let’s take a peek at some more interesting bolides from the EDMOND network database
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