The expected outburst of the elusive Gamma Delphinid meteor shower predicted for June 11, 2013 sadly didn`t occur. This doesn`t mean that there were no meteors, but the meteor rate was lower than normal, as our planet passed through a part of space where the cometary debris was expected to be. American Meteor Society reports that from all the correspondence received it is apparent that no strong rates were seen anywhere. However, recent radio rates have been higher than normal, but we will have to wait and see whether this has any connection with the Gamma Delphinids.
Thomas Ashcraft posted this video of a possible Gamma Delphinid fireball:
Here are also some pictures of possible Gamma Delphinid meteors captured from the US:
Possible Gamma Delphinids above Fort Wayne, Indiana, US (Credit Jeremy Jackson/AMS)
Gamma Delphinids captured above Surprise, Arizona, US (Credit: Dale Cunningham/AMS)
Featured image: Possible Gamma Delphinid meteors captured on June 10, 2013 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, US (Credit: Jeremy Jackson/AMS)
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