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Gamma Aquariids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Gamma Aquariids Meteor Shower Occur

The Gamma Aquariids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Aquarius. The meteor shower occurs between September 1-14 with the peak occurring on the Sept. 7/8 every year.

The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Sadachbia.

The Gamma Aquariids are not an especially well known meteor shower compared to the likes of the Perseids which has just been and gone.

How to Find and View the Gamma Aquariids

Northern Hemisphere

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Aquarius constellation is visible from a south easterly direction. The constellation is hovering above the horizon.

Southern Hemisphere

In the Southern Hemisphere, the constellation can be seen in a Easterly direction much higher up in the sky.

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Gamma Aquariids Meteor Shower Facts


ConstellationAquarius
Associated AsteroidC / 1853G1 (Schweizer)
Closest Star to Radiant PointSadachbia
Peak Activity DateSept. 7/8
Activity PeriodSeptember 1-14

Location of the Radiant Point for the Gamma Aquariids Meteor Shower


Map showing the location of where the Gamma Aquariids radiate from within Aquarius

The image showing the location of Gamma Aquariids was generated using the free application Stellarium.




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