Alpha-Scorpiid meteor shower

Sunday 27th Apr 201423:00

The α–Scorpiid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity.

Some shooting stars will be visible each night from 20 Apr to 19 May, but the best show will be expected on or around 28 April 2014.

The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 5 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 29 days old at the time of peak activity, and so will present minimal interference.

The radiant of the α–Scorpiid meteor shower is at around right ascension 16h23m33s , declination -24°00’00”.