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Alpha Capricornids Meteor Shower

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The Alpha Capricornids are active from July 11 through August with a "plateau-like" maximum centered on July 29. This shower is not very strong and rarely produces in excess of five shower members per hour. What is notable about this shower is the number of bright fireballs produced during its activity period.

The Alpha Capricornids can be seen equally well on either side of the equator. The Alpha Capricornids have infrequent but relatively bright meteors, with some fireballs.

Alpha Capricornids
Alpha Capricornids

Last updated on: Saturday 27th May 2017

 

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