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.













lyra (lī´-ra)—the Lyre.

meteoric Showers.

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