Capricornid meteor shower

2014 Jul 7

The Capricornid 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 8 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 11 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 Capricornid meteor shower is at around right ascension 20h03m28s , declination -15°00’00”.