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Capricornids has the characteristic which is the slow geocentric velocity. Some time, therefore, a fireball with the explosion is seen.
In Radio Meteor Observation, it is difficult to identify this activity because δAquarids is also maximum time around same time. It is impossible to separate Capricornids from total activity. We can observer a lot of meteor echoes from the end of July to the first ten days of August. It seems this activity is provided by δAquarids.

Information of Capricornids

Name Capricornids
Solar Longitude(MAX) 127°
Radiant α = 307° / δ = -10°
feature ZHR(max):4, r=2.5, V:25km/s
Parant Comet unknown
Reference The International Meteor Organization

Condition of observation in maximum night (2011 - 2015)

July MAX.Time (UT)
(30d 00h)
2011 Jul.31 29
2012 Jul.30 11
2013 Jul.30 22
2014 Jul.30 3
2015 Jul.31 14

* Since Radio Meteor Observation does not influence the moon, it is possible to observe during activity period(Jul.20 - Aug.5).


Result of Capricornids is recorded.(mainly Radio Meteor Observation)
icon Result of Capricornids