AFM MeteorWatch : Alpha Capricornids

July 2nd, 2017 by Nick Evetts

Alpha Capricornids

Active from July 11th to August 10th

The Alpha Capricornids are active from July 11 through August with a “plateau-like” maximum centered on July 29. This shower is not very strong and rarely produces in excess of five shower members per hour. What is notable about this shower is the number of bright fireballs produced during its activity period. This shower is seen equally well on either side of the equator.

Radiant: 20:28 -10.2° – ZHR: 5 – Velocity: 15 miles/sec (slow – 24km/sec) – Parent Object:169P/NEAT

 

Meteor Shower Calendar

https://www.meteorshowers.org/#iau-1

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