Pető Zsolt's meteor blog
Active showers (2018.04.19.)
Lyrids (LYR)
Activity: 04.16. - 04.25.
Maximum: 04.22. (271°,34°)
ZHR: 18
v = 49 km/s
Pi Puppids (PPU)
Activity: 04.15. - 04.28.
Maximum: 04.24. (110°,-45°)
ZHR: Var
v = 18 km/s
Eta Aquariids (ETA)
Activity: 04.19. - 05.28.
Maximum: 05.06. (338°,-1°)
ZHR: 70
v = 66 km/s
Possible showers (2018.04.19.)
Southern Gamma Virginids (SGV)
Maximum: 04.13. (183°,-16°)
v = 14 km/s
Delta Aquilids (DAL)
Maximum: 04.13. (311°,-0°)
v = 66 km/s
April Psi Ursae Maiorids (PUM)
Maximum: 04.13. (189°,59°)
v = 10 km/s
Northern Gamma Virginids (NGV)
Maximum: 04.14. (181°,18°)
v = 12 km/s
Sigma Leonids (SLE)
Maximum: 04.18. (193°,3°)
v = 23 km/s
Alpha Virginids (AVB)
Maximum: 04.18. (180°,-8°)
v = 18 km/s
Mu Draconids (MDR)
Maximum: 04.19 (281°,58°)
v = 28 km/s
Nu Cygnids (NCY)
Maximum: 04.25. (313°,43°)
v = 42 km/s

My name's Pető Zsolt, I was born in 1976. I work as math and informatic teacher and software developer. I'm interesting about astronomy since my child age and since then I tried out almost every part of amateur astronomy. Actually my favourite parts are theoretical physics, cosmology and meteor astronomy and it's not question: if observations then observing meteors.

My first observations were made in 1992 and til 1995 I could make observations frequently. This period gave me real experience about meteor showers, activity profiles and observing technics.

Since 1996 I didn't make "real" observations, my activity was only "looking around".

One of my dreams was when I made observations to take a photograph of a meteor. I made tons of long exposure shots around 1995 with my film camera, but I had no luck to catch any. In 2011 september I bought a DSLR camera, and it was obvious to turn it to the sky. And finally the dream came true!!! A nice Orionid was photographed at dawn of 02/10/2011. Since then I do observations again... This site is the summary of my newest observations.