Tau-Aquarid meteor shower

2014 Aug 5

The τ–Aquarid 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 6 August 2014.

The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 8 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 τ–Aquarid meteor shower is at around right ascension 21h57m48s , declination -15°00’00”.