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From the picture of Japanese photographers I saw they recorded significant activity of another source which is active during the Geminids. This is the minor shower of the Monocerotids. They have captured even some Fireballs. Have DMS recorded some meteors from that source too?
I investigated our CAMS data to check for a possible higher Monocerotid activity (19 Mon).
For the period december 1st till december 16 the following selection was made:
RA = [90;110], DEC=[0;15], incl = [25;45], pi = [190;235]
This selection gives about 60 meteors, all captured between December 7 and the early morning of December 16. This is certainly not an indication of enhanced activity.
The Sigma Hydrids (16 HYD) tend to produce bright meteors. This radiant is located more east. Possibly a number of the observed meters belong to this minor shower?
Carl Johannink, coördinator CAMS BeNeLux
During the period December 9 until december 16, 63 fireballs were recorded by our all-sky stations. 38 of these were multi station events. It will take some time to have everything analyzed. But we will search carefully for Monoceritids. Thanks for your notification.