Alpha-Cygnid meteor shower

2014 Aug 20

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 2014.

The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 5 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 26 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 21h56m57s , declination +48°00’00”.