Zeta Perseids

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Zeta Perseids
Appearance of the eastern sky at 5:00 am on June 7, 2000 from a mid-northern latitude observing site.
Discovery date 1947[1]
Parent body 2P/Encke (Taurid Complex)
Constellation Perseus
Occurs during May 20 – July 5[1]
Date of peak June 9[2]–13[1]
Velocity 29[3] km/s
Zenithal hourly rate 40 (radar)[1]
See also: List of meteor showers

The Zeta Perseids (ζ–Perseids) are a daylight meteor shower that takes place from about May 20 to July 5.[1] The shower was discovered at Jodrell Bank Observatory in 1947 using radio equipment.[1] The Zeta Perseids and Beta Taurids are both probably associated with the Taurid Complex of meteor showers.[2] The Arietids and Zeta Perseids maxima tend to blend into one another.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Gary W. Kronk. "Observing the Zeta Perseids (ζ–Perseids)". Meteor Showers Online. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  2. ^ a b c "IMO Meteor Shower Calendar 2012: April to June". International Meteor Organization (IMO). Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  3. ^ "June's Invisible Meteors". NASA News. 2000-06-06. Retrieved 2012-11-26.