Capricornids

Capricornids

(kap-ră-kor -nidz) A minor meteor shower, radiant: RA 315°, dec –15°, that maximizes on July 25. Another minor shower, the Alpha Capricornids, radiant: RA 309°, dec –10°, maximizes on Aug. 1.
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Earth is about two witness two stunning meteor showers from the Southern Delta Aquarids and the Alpha Capricornids near the end of July.
[delta] Aquariids Jul 29 Jul 21-Aug 29 22 36 [alpha] Capricornids Jul 30 Jul 15 -Aug 25 20 28 Orionids Oct 21 Oct 02--Nov 07 06 20 Southern Taurids Nov 05 Oct 01- Nov 25 03 20 Northern Taurids Nov 12 Oct 01- Nov 25 04 00 Leonids Nov 17 Nov 12--Nov 21 10 08 [alpha] Monocerotids Nov 21 Nov 15--Nov 25 07 48 Dec.
Several weak, long-lasting showers with radiants in the southern sky should each produce several meteors visible per hour late in the night: mainly the southern Delta Aquariids but also the Piscis Austrinids and Alpha Capricornids. You might also notice the occasional early Perseid.
Apart from the 256 eta Aquariids, a further 76 non-shower members were logged, including 22 May Capricornids (Wood), 1 April Lyrid, 3 alpha Scorpiids, and 50 meteors logged as sporadic.
The Delta Aquarids, Piscis Australids, Alpha Capricornids, Iota Aquarids and the rise to maximum and peak of the Perseids may all be observed under dark skies.
Several weak, long-lasting showers with radiants in the late-night southern sky should each produce several meteors visible per hour late at night: mainly the southern Delta Aquariids but also the Piscis Austrinids and Alpha Capricornids. You may also notice an occasional early Perseid showing up.
8 Aquariids Jul 29 Jul 21-Aug 29 22 36 [alpha] Capricornids Jul 30 Jul 15 -Aug 25 20 28 Orionids Oct 21 Oct 02-Nov 07 06 20 Southern Taurids Nov 05 Oct 01- Nov 25 03 20 Northern Taurids Nov 12 Oct 01- Nov 25 04 00 Leonids Nov 17 Nov 12-Nov 21 10 08 [alpha] Monocerotids Nov 21 Nov 15-Nov 25 07 48 Dec.
The Alpha Capricornids, also with the July 28 and 29 peak time, started its display on July 11 and it will run through Aug 10, 2014 with not much meteors visible but the shower producing bright fireballs in the sky.
The only highlight may be the Capricornids which have a triple peak, on July 8, 15 and 26.
of Showers Observed and duration Total Time showers observed hrs Tim Cooper (2) Pi Puppids (1.0), eta Aquarids (8.5) 9.5 Dudley Field (3) Alpha Crucids (2.1), Pi Puppids 7.6 (3.1), alpha Capricornids (2.4) Koos van Zyl (1) Alpha Crucids (6.3) 6.3 Karen Koch (2) Alpha Crucids (2.3), Alpha 5.3 Centaurids (3.0) Magda Streicher (1) Eta Aquarids (2.2) 2.2 Kos Coronaios (1) Alpha Centaurids (0.5) 0.5 Total 31.4 Table 2.
Several minor, long-lasting meteor showers with radiants in the southern sky are active in July, including the Alpha Capricornids, Piscis Austrinids, and Delta Aquariids.
There are favourable maxima of the Capricornids on July 8 and 15 but again with low rates, also with a ZHR of 5.