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Aquarids

The Aquarids are either of two distinct meteor showers with a radiant in the constellation Aquarius. The Eta Aquarids are observed between about April 28 and May 21, peaking around May 5 or 6. This is a fine southern shower, associated with Halley's Comet. Typical meteor velocity is 67 kilometers (42 miles) per second. The radiant is at RA 22h 20m, Dec. -1°.

 

The Delta Aquarids occur between July 14 and August 18, peaking on Jul. 29 and Aug. 7. Meteor velocity is about 42 kilometers (26 miles) per second. The radiant is double, the two components lying at RA 22h 36m, Dec. -17° and RA 23h 04m, Dec. +2°.