2020 April rho Cygnid Meteor Shower

Seen any good fireballs lately?
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Christopher K.
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2020 April rho Cygnid Meteor Shower

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How about a meteor shower so weak, the best bet is for one streak over one single hour per year?

Tomorrow morning (Tuesday the 28th) from 3:30am to 4:30am CDT, step outside to see the summer sky: the Big Dipper setting, Scorpius the Scorpion culminating in the south, and the Winter Triangle stretching high from the east to the northeast. The humidity will be building, but the transparency is forecast for above average.

If lucky, and I mean lucky, you may see a solitary April rho Cygnid gracing the sky with its streak. Of course, sporadic meteors may appear as well. If you see a streak, trace its path backwards; if it seems to have originated from Cygnus the Swan (about halfway up in the northeast at that time), it may have been the April rho Cygnid! A low level of light pollution will help immensely.

Here are Lunsford's Outlook comments for this time period...
https://www.amsmeteors.org/2020/04/mete ... ay-1-2020/
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