Virginid meteor shower

2014 Apr 11

The Virginid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity.

Some shooting stars will be visible each night from 7 Apr to 18 Apr, but the best show will be expected on or around 12 April 2014.

The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 5 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 13 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 Virginid meteor shower is at around right ascension 13h20m28s , declination -09°00’00” .