A Field Book of the Stars/Meteoric Showers April to July

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METEORIC SHOWERS.

APRIL TO JULY.
Name of Shower Date Radiant Point Charcteristics Other Dates
of
Observation
Location
Beta or Mu Draconids Apr.9–16 The Dragon's head     N. E.
Beta Serpentids Apr. 18 The Serpent’s head Sw. F. Apr.17–25 S. E.
Lyrids,
rich shower
Apr. 20 About 10° from
Vega toward
Hercules
V. Sw.   N. E.
Eta Aquarids,
fine annual shower
May 6 Near the Water
Jar
Sw. Sk. After 2 a.m. E.
Alpha Coronids,
well defined in 1885
May 11 Near Gemma
(α) Coronæ B.
Sl. F. May 7–18 N.
Iota Pegasids
well defined shower
May 30 Between Cygnus
and the Great
Square
Sw. Sk. May 29–
June 4 after
10 p.m.
N. E.
Beta Herculids June 7 Near the Crown Sl. B. A fire ball
radiant,
S. E
Beta Ophiuchids June 10 About 8° S. of Ras Alhague Sl. June 10,13 S. E.
Delta Cepheids June 20 About 13° from
(β) Cassiopeiæ
Sw. June 10-28,
July 19,
Aug 25, etc.
N.

The Abbreviations under Characteristics are as follows:

V.—very. M.—moderate1y. SW.—swift. SL—slow. Sh.—short. B.—bright. F. faint. Sk.—streak-1eaving meteors. T.—train—1eaving meteors.


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