Alpha-Scorpiid meteor shower

2014 May 12

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 13 May 2014.

The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 5 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 14 days old at the time of peak activity, and being so close to Full Moon, will severely limit the observations that will be possible.

The radiant of the α–Scorpiid meteor shower is at around right ascension 16h22m41s , declination -24°00’00”.