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Every time the Earth passes through this stream of dust particles (i.e. meteor stream), we experience what is known as a pi Puppids meteor shower. These brief streaks of light from meteors, sometimes called "shooting stars", peak on Wednesday night the 23rd April 2014 when earth moves through the center of the dust trail left behind by the comet.
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In 1972, comet 26P/GriggSkjellerup was discovered to produce a meteor shower, the Pi Puppids, and its current orbit makes them peak around April 23, for observers in the southern hemisphere, best seen when the comet is near perihelion.
The 2013 perihelion was on the 5th July 2013

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The Pi Puppids are a meteor shower associated with the comet 26P/Grigg-Skjellerup. The meteor stream was viewable around April 23 but only in years around the parent comet's perihelion date, the last being in 2003.
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