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Alpha-Aurigids meteor maximum is at 04:00 UT, 1st September 2017

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The Alpha-Aurigids meteor maximum is at 22:00 UT, 31st August 2016

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Alpha-Aurigids meteor maximum at 10;00 UT, 1st September 2014

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The Aurigids, named for the entire constellation and formerly called the "Alpha Aurigids", are renowned for their intermittent outbursts, such as those in 1935, 1986, 1994, and 2007. They are associated with the comet Kiess (C/1911 N1), discovered in 1911 by Carl Clarence Kiess. The association was discovered after the outburst in 1935 by Cuno Hoffmeister and Arthur Teichgraeber. The Aurigid outburst on September 1, 1935 prompted the investigation of a connection with Comet Kiess, though the 24-year delay between the comet's return caused doubt in the scientific community. However, the outburst in 1986 erased much of this doubt.
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Alpha-Aurigids meteor maximum at 04;00 UT, 1st September, 2013.

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The alpha-Aurigids are active from 28th August to the 10th September. The maximum occurs on the 1st September. 
The ZHR is usually about 5 to 10, although it may be bursts of activity. 
In 2007, a ZHR 130 was observed from the East Coast of the United States. 
Bursts with ZHRs about 30-40 were also observed in 1935, 1986 and 1994. 
This year the alpha-Aurigids will not be hampered by the moon.
The radiant of the alpha-Aurigids will be reasonably high in the sky at around  midnight (from Scotland). 

http://vmo.imo.net/flx/



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The radiant of the alpha-Aurigids will be reasonably high in the sky at around midnight (from Scotland)

http://vmo.imo.net/flx/



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Alpha-Aurigids meteor shower peak on the 31st August, 2012.

ZHR=4.0  
Velocity=66.6km/s 

Radiant:  RA=5.9h/90°  Dec=38.7° (J2000) 

The meteor shower is active from the 25th August to the 5th September.



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Rare Aurigid Meteor Shower 9-1-07



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On August 31/September 1, we will have an outburst of the Aurigid meteor shower.

The peak of the Alpha-Aurigids is predicted to occur at 16:00 UT. Observers in Eastern Asia are in an excellent position to view it. 



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