Alpha-Cygnid meteor shower

Sunday 20th Jul 201423:00

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 July 2014.

The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 5 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 24 days old at the time of peak activity, and so will present minimal interference.

The radiant of the α–Cygnid meteor shower is at around right ascension 19h54m43s , declination +48°00’00”.