Andromedids


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Andromedids

(an-drom -ĕ-didz) See Bielids.
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Andromedids

[‚an′dräm·ə‚didz]
(astronomy)
A meteor shower whose radiant is located near the star γ Andromedae, and which reaches its peak about November 27; associated with the Biela comet. Also known as Bielids.
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The meteors are known as the Bielids or Andromedids, after the constellation containing the radiant.
Showers in early November include late Orionids, early fast Leonids (LEO), the Northern and Southern Taurids in about equal numbers, the newly discovered Kappa Ursae Majorids (KUM), Omicron Eridanids (OER), and the slow Andromedids (AND).
Baggaley of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, called attention to just such a curious phenomenon during the intense 1866 Leonids and 1872 Andromedids. A number of observers attested to a faint, diffuse glow in the night sky in the general direction of the showers' radiants (looking "upstream").