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September Epsilon Perseids meteor maximum is at 11:00 UT, 9th September 2017.

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September Epsilon Perseids meteor peak in the constellation Perseus is at 04:00 UT, 9th September 2016.



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September Epsilon Perseids meteor peak in the constellation Perseus at 22:00 UT, 9th September 2015.



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The September Epsilon Perseids meteor shower peak is at 16:00 UT, 9th September 2014

The meteor shower is active from the 5th to the 23rd September



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September Epsilon Perseids meteor peak at 10:00 UT, 9th September, 2013

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Peak of the September Epsilon Perseid meteor shower on the 9th September, 2012.

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Peak of the September Epsilon Perseid meteor shower on the 9th September, 2011.

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During the dark hours before dawn on Sept. 9, 2008, a surprising flurry of meteors had showered the skies above Huntsville, Alabama. More than two dozen of them were fireballs brighter than Jupiter or Venus; a few even cast shadows.

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Perseids Meteor Shower Creates September Surprise
 

Observation of September Perseids

A flurry of bright fireballs appeared over the eastern United States on Sept. 9, 2008.

Image Credit: NASA/MSFC/B. Cooke

An unexpected flock of fireballs burst over the eastern United States early Sept. 9, but sharp-eyed Marshall Center astronomers were on the case. Lasting almost four hours, the shower contained about 25 meteors that were as bright as Jupiter and Venus in the morning sky. Early analysis suggests that NASA's photos are the first-ever observed outburst of the September Perseids, which result from an unknown comet.

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25 bright fireballs were recorded over the eastern United States.

"Our SENTINEL all-sky camera picked up 25 bright meteors in a shower that began at 06:20 UT and lasted approximately 4 hours. Most appear to have a radiant near Perseus, leading us to hypothesise an outburst of the September Perseids" - Bill Cooke, Marshall Space Flight Centre, Huntsville, Alabama.

Active:     September 5 - 17
Maximum:     September 9
ZHR:     5
Velocity:     64 km/s
alpha= 51.5 deg,  delta= +39.5 deg

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