Capricornids Meteor Shower (Peak Time and Date)

9 March 2021

Capricornids has the characteristic which is the slow geocentric velocity. Some time, therefore, a fireball with the explosion is seen.
In Radio Meteor Observation, it is difficult to identify this activity because δAquarids is also maximum time around same time. It is impossible to separate Capricornids from total activity. We can observer a lot of meteor echoes from the end of July to the first ten days of August. It seems this activity is provided by δAquarids.

Information of Capricornids

Name Capricornids
Solar Longitude(MAX) 127°
Radiant α = 307° / δ = -10°
feature ZHR(max):4, r=2.5, V:25km/s
Parant Comet unknown
Reference The International Meteor Organization


Result of Capricornids is recorded.(mainly Radio Meteor Observation)
icon Result of Capricornids with δ-Aquariids

Posted by Hiroshi Ogawa