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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: charlyv
In Boston as well, how are you seeing the sky at all?
It's very cloudy.
No such luck it seems-Apologies for bigging it up.
Peter Brown of the University of Western Ontario, Meteor Physics Group analyzed Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar data. [...] Radar echoes were faint suggesting the meteors were also very faint at an equivalent visual magnitude 6 to 7 (Note: The planet Uranus is slightly brighter) Brown analyzed 92 radar echoes over an 11 hour period on May 24, 2014. Meteor mass was estimated at milligram mass or smaller. Meteor velocity was measured at approximately 21 km/sec which makes for shorter streaks in the sky. For comparison Perseid meteor velocity is much larger is around 58 km/sec and a similar sized Perseid meteor would have almost 8 times more kinetic energy.