α–Scorpiid meteor shower

2013 Apr 27

The α–Scorpiid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity. Some meteors will be visible each night from 20 Apr to 19 May, but the best show will be expected on or around 28 April 2013. The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 5 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 18 days old at the time of peak activity, and being so close to Full Moon, will severely limit the observations that will be possible.