Alpha-Capricornid meteor shower

2014 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 2014.

The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 5 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 7 days old at the time of peak activity, and so will present significant interference in the early evening sky.

The radiant of the α–Capricornid meteor shower is at around right ascension 19h42m02s , declination -10°00’00”.