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Alpha-Virginids meteor maximum in the constellation Virgo is at 08:00 UT, 18th April 2018 



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Alpha-Virginids meteor maximum is at 02:00 UT, 18th April 2017

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Alpha-Virginids meteor shower maximum in the constellation Virgo at ~14:00 UT, 18th April 2015.



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The Alpha-Virginids meteor shower peaks at 08:00 UT, 18th April, 2014.

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The Alpha Virginids, which is the strongest of all the Virginid meteor showers, was first detected over the course of one week in April of 1895 by A.S. Herschel.
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The Alpha-Virginids meteor shower peaks on the 18th April, 2013.

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The meteor shower peaks on the 18th April, 2011.

ZHR=5.0
Velocity=20.1km/s



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The Alpha-Virginids meteor shower peaks on the 18th April, 2011.

ZHR=5.0
Velocity=20.1km/s

Radiant is 
in the constellation Virgo

RA=12.4h/185° Dec=9.6° 



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The Alpha Virginids occur between March 10 and May 6, peaking between April 7 and April 18, with five to ten meteors per hour. They were first detected in 1895.
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Shower Activity Period Maximum Radiant Velocity ZHR
  DateR.A. Dec. km/s  
Alpha Virginids Mar 10 - May 6Apr 18185°+9.6° 20.12


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