A Field Book of the Stars/Meteoric Showers July to October
JULY TO OCTOBER.
|Name of Shower||Date||Radiant Point||Characteristics||Other Dates
|Vulpeculids or Eta Sagittids||July 4||Between Cygnus
|Sw.||June 13–July 7
|Cygnids||July 19||Near Deneb
|Sh. SW. F.||July 11—19,
July 6—Aug. 16
|(α)—(β) Perseids||July 25||Between (α)
and (β) Persei
|Sw. B, Sk.
after 10 p.m.
|July 23–Aug. 4
|July 28||Near the
water jar of
|Sl. B.||N. E.|
|Perseids, fine shower||Aug. 10||Near (α)
|v. Sw. Sk.||E.|
|Kappa Cygnids||Aug. 17||Near the
|Sw.B. T. Sh.||Jan. 17, Aug. 4,
|S. E. |
|Alpha Aurigids||Aug. 21||Near Capella
|After 9.30 p.m.
v. Sw. Sk.
Rich shower in 1879
|Aug. 22||Near the
|Sl. T.||Aug. 21–25||N|
|Epsilon Perseids||Sept. 7||Between Capella and the Pleiades||After 10 p.m.
v. Sw. Sk.
Sept. 6—8, 21,
|Alpha Arietids||Sept. 21||Near Hamal
|Sl. T.||Aug. 12, Oct. 7||E.|
|Gamma Pegasids||Sept. 22||Near and S. E.
of Great Sq.
Aug 25, etc.
The Perseids are of a yellowish color, and move with medium velocity. Their line of flight is from northeast to southwest. They are probably visible for more than a month, from the latter half of July to the last week in August.
The August meteors are known as the "Tears of St. Lawrence."
The Abbreviations under Characteristics are as follows:
- Sk.—Streak-leaving meteors.