α–Cygnid meteor shower
Tuesday 20th Aug 201322:00
The α–Cygnid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity.
Some shooting stars will be visible each night from Jul to Aug, but the best show will be expected on or around 21 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 15 days old at the time of peak activity, and being so close to Full Moon, will severely limit the observations that will be possible.