Delta Cancrids

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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]


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  3. ^ a b "January to March". International Meteor Organization. 2004. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
  4. ^ Langbroek, Marco (2002). "(meteorobs) asteroid 2001 YB5 and delta Cancrids". meteorbs. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-08-05.