Final visual results for the Leonid return in 1994 are presented. These indicate that an increase in activity occurred in 1994 in comparison to the intervals so far studied during all previous ILW periods. The visual observations suggest that some level of enhanced activity was present in the interval lambda=235.4-236.3 degrees. The The peak ZHR in 1994 was of order 100, but the very large scatter present in the observations due to interfering moonlight make a precise determination not possible. The radio forward-scatter observations also suggest a long-lived period of activity, but the raw radio counts do not agree on the precise time of maximum. The outlook for the shower in 1995 is very promising and enhanced activity might be visible from almost any longitude.
WGN, Journal of the International Meteor Organization
- Pub Date:
- October 1995