JayMark said:Oh dear. It seems like we're going up another notch. All these articles on SOTT:
Yet another fireball lights up early-morning sky in U.S. Midwest, American Meteor Society says September 2013 most active month since it began tracking in 2005
Meteor Alert - Several larger meteor events expected! NEO Asteroids close approaches October 2013
I went back to AMS yesterday and was shocked to see that there had been 106 new confirmed events in a mere 8 days since the last update. Now I went back this morning and was shocked again to see 25 new events in less than a day. So we've had 131 new reports in the last 9 days! That is truly significant.
The event #2456 was even reported by as many as 71 people over 7 states (it happened yesterday/today depending on your time zone).
Now if I compare with the rate 9 days ago and add the new events we get up to 8.45/d so an increase of 2.4%. We already have 278 more events that last year's total. And the year's certainly not over yet.
I've got a bad feeling over this. We may be very soon to witness another major event. Let us hope that this time people will wake up.
Of course, the NASA won't be there to help...
Eventually it could get up even more since earth should come across some meteor streams/showers. As I'm aware of Orionids and Dragonids for October.
But I get the impression if earth is constantly in a stream and if it gets more dense in a way.