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Can α-Capricornids be seen in Pitcairn Islands?

Adamstown, capital of Pitcairn Islands.

We recommend you read the introduction to meteor showers.

α-Capricornids(CAP) meteor shower will be active from Friday, July 3 2020 until Saturday, August 15 2020. Its peak day is Wednesday, July 29 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-Capricornids

α-Capricornids's radiant during its peak day will be at alpha=307°, delta=-10°. The zenithal hourly rate is: 5 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-Capricornids's radiant in the sky during its peak day, Wednesday, July 29 2020, for the following cities in Pitcairn Islands.

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The Sky and Stars in Pitcairn Islands

The following is a simulation of the sky and stars as seen from Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands 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