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- The Constellations Of Spring.

- Hercules (her´-kū-lēz)—the Kneeler.

- Ursa Minor (er´-sa Mi´-nor)—the Little Bear. (face North.)

- Ursa Major (er´sa Mā´-jor)—the Great Bear. (face North.)

- Cetus (sē´-tus)—the Whale. (face Southeast.)

- Leo (le´o)—the Lion. (face South.)

- Corvus (kôr´-vus)—the Crow. (face South.)

- Auriga (â-ri´-ga)—the Charioteer. (face Northwest.)

- The Diagrams.

- Coma Berenices (kō´-ma Ber-e-ni´-sez)—berenice's Hair.

- The Constellations Of Autumn.

- Scorpius (skôr´-pi-us)—the Scorpion. (face South.)

- Andromeda (an-drom´-e-dä)—the Chained Lady.

- Aquarius (a-kwā´ri-us)—the Water Carrier. (face Southwest.)

- Ophiuchus (of-i-ū-kus)—the Serpent Bearer, And Serpens. (face Southwest.)


meteoric Showers.








APRIL TO JULY.







































































Name of Shower Date Radiant Point Characteristics Other Dates

of

Observation
Location
Beta or Mu

Draconids

Beta Serpentids
Apr. 9-16

Apr. 18
The Dragon's head

The Serpent's head
Sw. F. Apr. 17-25 N.E.

S.E.
Lyrids,

rich shower
Apr. 20 About 10° from

Vega toward

Hercules
V. Sw.   N.E.
Eta Aquarids,

fine annual shower
May 6 Near the Water

Jar
Sw. Sk. After 2 a.m. E.
Alpha Coronids,

well defined in 1885
May 11 Near Gemma

(α) Coronæ B.
Sl. F. May 7-18 N.
Iota Pegasids,

well defined shower
May 30 Between Cygnus

and the Great

Square
Sw. Sk. May 29-

June 4 after

10 p.m.
N.E.
Beta Herculids

Beta Ophiuchids
June 7

June 10
Near the Crown

About 8°S. of Ras

Alhague
Sl. B.

Sl.
A fire ball

radiant

June 10, 13
S.E.

S.E.
Delta Cepheids June 20 About 13° from

(β) Cassiopeiæ
Sw. June 10-28,

July 19, Aug.

25, etc.
N.



The Abbreviations under Characteristics are as follows:



















V.—very. M.—moderately. Sw.—swift. Sl.—slow. Sh.—short. B.—bright. F.—faint.
Sk.—streak-leaving meteors. T.—train-leaving meteors.










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crater (krā´-ter)—the Cup. (face South.)





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