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Omicron Cetids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Omicron Cetids Meteor Shower Occur

The Omicron Cetids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Cetus. The meteor shower occurs between May 7-June 9 with the peak occurring on the May 14-25 every year.

The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Mira. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (2) and the Declination (-4).

How to see the Omicron Cetids

It is best observed in the southern hemisphere where it will be dark when the area of effect is first visible. The best time to view the Omicron Cetids is early in the morning, just before Sun light when it is dark. The star will appear from a easterly direction and during the day, it will rise until it reaches its high point at about 11 p.m. at which time it will then start coming back down and disappearing below the horizon at about 4 p.m.

Those in the northern hemisphere should note the meteor shower radiant out from an area where the Sun rises so if you look in that direction, you'll could get blinded and probably will miss them.

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Omicron Cetids Meteor Shower Facts


ConstellationCetus
Closest Star to Radiant PointMira
Peak Activity DateMay 14-25
Activity PeriodMay 7-June 9
Right Ascension2
Declination-4

Location of the Radiant Point for the Omicron Cetids Meteor Shower


Map showing the location of where the Omicron Cetids radiate from within Cetus

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




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