Unusual Display of the Lyrid Meteor Shower in 1982

Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnate Pleso 01/1985; 13:247.


Radar observations of the 1982 Lyrid meteor shower carried out by the
meteor radars at Ondrejov and Budrio, are analysed. The observations
indicate a very low overall activity of the shower in this return. The
shower is resolvable from the sporadic background only for echoes of
longer durations. A sudden outburst in the echo rates consisting mainly
of short duration echoes appeared on April 22, at 05:30-07:20 UT, with a
duration of 40 minutes between the half-maximum points and 90 minutes
between the quarter-maximum points. The peak appeared at 06:38 UT, at
solar longitude 31.369° (1950.0).

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