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a possible short-lived, quite strong, peak from the shower may
happen instead sometime between roughly 12h to 16h UT on January 3
Being interested in meterology, astronomy and microscopy, I put the three together a couple of years ago and began collecting (that's a stuffy word for "trying to find") micromets. Collecting is simple –– once you locate a good catchment spot. Quite a few locations can qualify: a child's plastic swimming pool, horse troughs, large open drums or buckets, large plastic sheet left in the open...anywhere rain water, snow or ice melt can pool. Even water filled road ruts likely contain these tiny space visitors. Some have even left microscope slides, flat or wells, under the open sky and have succeeded in capturing them.
For my collecting, I found the roof and guttering system of my house was the best location. Rain and melting snow (possibly containing micromets) scour loose particles (some will be micromets) off the roof and funnel them into the guttering where the water and debris will pool in one or more 8 to 20 liter-size plastic buckets placed at the end of the drain spouts. Following a generous rain, a significant quantity of water along with dirt, wood, leaves, insects and other items will be in the bucket(s). [I use two 20 liter (5 gallon U.S.) buckets at two different spouts.]
amount of meteors hitting earth:
* 200 tons per day
* 100 billion cosmic dust sized particles enter the atmosphere each day.
* 25 million grain of sand size enter
* annually, 24,000 small pea size to fist sized meteors that reach the earths surface totals about 10 tonnes of which 3.33 tonnes land on land. This gives a bombardment rate of 40 meteorites per square km of land surface per year over a period of a million years. That's a lot of space junk just lying around waiting to be picked up - check your roof guttering with a magnet.
* 500 kg or less of meteors are found each year
Makes one wonder what could have been missed.
i have over the years seen things whizzing by sometimes with noises and i dont know if they were on peak nights or random meteorites but they are not far from ground when i have seen them.
Yes,it was a fssssssss kind of noise.Two of them,this was about 8 years ago.
I have been trying many cameras but in the cold they have issues.I think i should bin the ones i have got,cheap digital things that they are.
I would presume a camera that takes a roll of film would be better for me.
The sky cam sounds interesting too,i have tried this before but it takes up all my hard drive space.An hour took up about 5 gb.
What type of cam would be good for that purpose if i was to try it again?The ones that i did try needed some form of light to work which defeats the purpose.I will say cost is an issue at the moment but i need a healthy distraction lol.
In fact the noise was a fssssssst.The t i added as it sounded like that when the noise stopped.Apologies if my explanation doesn`t make much sense.