Piscid meteor shower
2015 Sep 20
Dominic Ford – originally published on In-The-Sky.org
The Piscid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity on 21 September 2015. Some shooting stars associated with the shower are expected to be visible each night from Sep to Oct.
The maximum rate of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 5 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 8 days old at the time of peak activity, and so will present significant interference in the early evening sky.
The radiant of the Piscid meteor shower is at around right ascension 23h50m, declination +0°. At midnight, it appears 38° above your southern horizon from London (click to change). All of the meteors will appear to be travelling directly outward from this point.
The best place to look to see as many meteors as possible is not at the radiant itself, but at any dark patch of sky which is around 90° away from it, since it is at a distance of around 90° from the radiant that meteors will typically appear at their brightest.
The details of this observing event were provided courtesy of In-The-Sky.org