Puppid-Velid meteor shower

Tuesday 9th Dec 2014

The Puppid–Velid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity.

Some shooting stars will be visible each night from 17 Nov to Jan, but the best show will be expected on or around 9 December 2014.

The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 15 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 17 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 Puppid–Velid meteor shower is at around right ascension 11h10m38s , declination -48°00’00”.