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Omicron Centaurids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Omicron Centaurids Meteor Shower Occur

The Omicron Centaurids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Centaurus. The meteor shower occurs between Jan 31 - Feb 19 with the peak occurring on the Feb 11 every year.

The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Omicron Centauri. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (11:48) and the Declination (-56).

Zenith Hourly Rate

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 2. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 51 km/s.

Omicron Centaurids are a meteor Shower that is located at the other end of the constellation to the Alpha and Beta Centaurids meteor showers. They are a southern hemisphere meteor shower that are at the beginning of the year but are not the first, the first are the Quantratids, a northern only meteor shower. Omicron Centauri is a double star that is located near to Lambda Centauri which marks the end of the constellation.

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Omicron Centaurids Meteor Shower Facts

Closest Star to Radiant PointOmicron Centauri
Peak Activity DateFeb 11
Activity PeriodJan 31 - Feb 19
Right Ascension11:48
Zenith Hourly Rate2

Location of the Radiant Point for the Omicron Centaurids Meteor Shower

Map showing the location of where the Omicron Centaurids radiate from within Centaurus

The image showing the location of Omicron Centaurids was generated using the free application Night Vision.

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