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Andromedids




A meteor shower associated with comet 3D/Biela, not observed since 1940. The first recorded appearance of the shower, which radiated from near the star Gamma Andromedae, was in1741. Spectacular meteor storms were observed in November 1872 and 1885, folloowing the break-up of the associated comet, when the rates were many thousands per hour. The shower is also known as the Bielids.


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