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Pegasids Meteor Shower

When and where does the Pegasids Meteor Shower Occur

The Pegasids  meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Pegasus. The meteor shower occurs between July 7-13 with the peak occurring on the July 9th every year.

The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Markab. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (22.4) and the Declination (15).

Zenith Hourly Rate

The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 3. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 70 km/s. The population index of the meteor shower is 3. The population index refers to the magnitude distribution of the meteorites, the smaller the index, the brighter the meteors are, the higher, the dimmer the meteors are. For this particular meteor shower, bright meteors are more frequent.

Recent and Forthcoming Meteor Showers :-

Pegasids Meteor Shower Facts

Associated CometC/1979 Y1 (Bradfield)
Closest Star to Radiant PointMarkab
Peak Activity DateJuly 9th
Population Index3
Activity PeriodJuly 7-13
Right Ascension22.4
Zenith Hourly Rate3

Location of the Radiant Point for the Pegasids Meteor Shower

Map showing the location of where the Pegasids radiate from within Pegasus

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

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