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Can S. Taurids be seen in Zimbabwe?


Harare, capital of Zimbabwe.

We recommend you read the introduction to meteor showers.

S. Taurids(STA) meteor shower will be active from Tuesday, September 10 2019 until Wednesday, November 20 2019. Its peak day is Thursday, October 10 2019, according to information published by the International Meteor Organization. For more information, check out the meteor shower calendar 2019.

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Position of S. Taurids

S. Taurids's radiant during its peak day will be at alpha=32°, delta=+09°. 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 S. Taurids's radiant in the sky during its peak day, Thursday, October 10 2019, for the following cities in Zimbabwe.

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CityTime
00:0002:0004:0006:0008:0010:0012:0014:0016:0018:0020:0022:00
Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.
Harare60°27°58°327°36°296°283°------------14°76°40°60°

The Sky and Stars in Zimbabwe

The following is a simulation of the sky and stars as seen from Harare, Zimbabwe 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