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Delta Cancrids

The Delta Cancrids is a medium strength meteor shower lasting from December 14 to February 14,[1] the main shower from January 1 to January 24.[2][3] The radiant is located in the constellation of Cancer, near Delta Cancri. It peaks on January 17 each year, with only four meteors per hour.[2][3] It was first discovered in 1872, but the first solid evidence of this phenomenon came in 1971.[1] The source of this meteor shower is unknown, it has been suggested that it is similar to the orbit of asteroid 2001 YB5.[4]


^ a b "Delta Cancrids". Meteor Showers Online. pp. 1. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
^ a b "The Sky over Berlin 1"07". The Sky over Berlin. 2007. pp. 1. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
^ a b "January to March". International Meteor Organization. 2004. pp. 1. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
^ Langbroek, Marco (2002). "(meteorobs) asteroid 2001 YB5 and delta Cancrids". meteorbs. pp. 1. Retrieved 2008-08-05.

Meteor showers

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