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Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower

This minor shower peaks on July 27/28 and has a maximum of 30-40 meteors per hour. The orbit of the meteor material is small, highly eccentric, with its perihelion very close to the Sun. The radiant of the shower is near the star delta Aquarii (Scheat) in the constellation Aquarius.


James M. Thomas, last updated October 11, 1999.

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