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The December Phoenicids (PHO) are a minor periodic shower that occurs on the 6th December. The Phoenicids are active from 29 November to 9 December, and normally produce few and very slow meteors, however a ZHR of near 100 was recorded in 1956.
The radiant lies in central Phoenix, about ten degrees southeast of the star Alpha Phoenicis (Ankaa), and is currently located at 00:50, -52.
This shower is mostly not visible from the northern hemisphere.

The Phoenicids appear to be associated with a stream of material from the disintegrating comet D/1819 W1 (Blanpain).
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