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Kappa-Serpentids meteor maximum in the constellation Serpens Caput is at ~19:00 UT, 5th April 2018. 



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Kappa-Serpentids meteor maximum is at ~13:00 UT, 5th April 2017

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Kappa-Serpentids meteor shower maximum at ~01:00 UT, 6th April 2015

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Kappa-Serpentids meteor maximum in the constellation Serpens Caput at 20:00 UT, 5th April 2014.

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Kappa-Serpentids Meteor Maximum in the constellation Serpens Caput on the 5th April 2013.

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Kappa-Serpentids Meteor Maximum in the constellation Serpens Caput on the 5th April 2012.

ZHR=4.0  
Velocity=46.3km/s  

The stream is active from the 1st to the 7th April

Radiant:  RA=15.4h/231°  Dec=17.8° 

2010 kappa Serpentids


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The Kappa-Serpentids meteor shower in constellation Serpens Caput will reach maximum at 01:00 GMT, 6th April, 2011.
 
ZHR: 4.0 
Velocity: 46.3km/s

Radiant:  RA=15.3h/231°  Dec=17.8°

kappa Serpentids meteor streams are groups of meteoroids originating from dust grains ejected from an unknown comet. These small dust grains (meteoroids) are distributed along the parent comet's orbit concentrated close to the comet nucleus with fewer grains farther away from the nucleus. Every time the Earth passes through this stream of dust particles (i.e. meteor stream), we experience what is known as a kappa Serpentids meteor shower. These brief streaks of light from meteors, sometimes called "shooting stars", peak on Tuesday night the 5th April 2011 when earth moves through the center of the dust trail left behind by the comet.
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Peak of the Kappa-Serpentids meteor shower on the 5th April 2010.

ZHR=4.0 
Velocity=46.3km/s

Radiant:  RA=15.4h/231°  Dec=17.8° (J2000) (in constellation Serpens Caput)

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