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Can α-Centaurids be seen in Palau?

Ngerulmud, capital of Palau.

We recommend you read the introduction to meteor showers.

α-Centaurids(ACE) meteor shower will be active from Friday, January 31 2020 until Thursday, February 20 2020. Its peak day is Saturday, February 8 2020, according to information published by the International Meteor Organization. For more information, check out the meteor shower calendar 2020.

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Position of α-Centaurids

α-Centaurids's radiant during its peak day will be at alpha=210°, delta=-59°. The zenithal hourly rate is: 6 meteors per hour.

The visibility of a meteor shower depends on several factors: geographic coordinates of observer and elevation, time of the day, city lights pollution, the weather and the terrain. For reference, we have calculated the position (elevation / azimuth) of α-Centaurids's radiant in the sky during its peak day, Saturday, February 8 2020, for the following cities in Palau.

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The Sky and Stars in Palau

The following is a simulation of the sky and stars as seen from Ngerulmud, Palau during its peak day starting at 00:00.

You may adjust the speed of the simulator backward or forward to see the movement of the radiant over the horizon.

Content last updated on 2016-01-06