α–Capricornid meteor shower

2013 Aug 1

The α–Capricornid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity.

Some shooting stars will be visible each night from 15 Jul to 20 Aug, but the best show will be expected on or around 2 August 2013.

The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 5 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 25 days old at the time of peak activity, and so will present minimal interference.