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Originally posted by waveguide3
There are too many 'meteors'. The number of 700 per hour was mentioned earlier. Of course that's the calculated rate from this small video frame. In real meteor showers, they appear all over the sky, not just within a small framed area. So, what we have here is a meteor mega-storm. Something unseen since the haydays of the Leonids, when 20,000-40,000 per hour were observed. Such a storm would make front page news worldwide. I didn't read anything, did you?
In more recent years, most notably 1999, 2001 and 2002, lesser Leonid displays of up to a few thousand meteors per hour thrilled skywatchers.
For much of the world, this is the best that was seen, but for the western portion of the United States, it was a night to be remembered, as experienced observers in Arizona and California estimated that, for about 10-15 minutes, meteors were falling at a rate of 40-50 per second on the morning of November 17!
In the years following the 1966 display, hourly rates for the Leonids remained high. From 1967 through 1969, observers continued to detect rates of 100-150 per hour. After a return to normality in 1970 (15 per hour), rates jumped to 170 per hour in 1971 and 40 in 1972. Rates returned to normal thereafter.
Originally posted by IgnoreTheFacts If most around here are like you and don't even understand the very basics of things, then why ask for someone who has a profound background to explain something to you as you couldn't possibly understand their explanation...
If you can't debunk obvious tripe like this with even that limited experience then there is no help for you.