Phoenicid meteors

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A weak southern-hemisphere meteor shower, generally showing low rates (maximum ZHR 5) between November 28 and December 9. At maximum on December 6, the radiant lies at RA 1h 12m, dec. −53° (northwest of Achernar). Unusually high activity (ZHR 100) occurred for a limited period around maximum in 1956.

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