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Kappa Cygnid Meteor Shower

Meteors from this shower may be visible from Aug. 18 through Aug. 22 with the peak on Aug. 20. The meteor hourly rate may be about 5. Meteor speeds average 20 kilometers per second, one of the slowest moving streams. The meteors will appear to originate from a point west of the star Kappa Cygni in the constellation of Cygnus (RA 19 hrs 20 min, Dec -55°).


J.M. Thomas, last updated October 7, 1999.

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