Coma Berenicids

Coma Berenicids

About Coma Berenicids

Coma Berenicids (IMO designation: CBE; IAU shower number: 20) is a minor meteor shower, originating from the constellation Coma Berenices. The shower appears from December 8 to January 23 with the estimated maximum on December 2029 (approximately). The radiant during that time is at =165, =+30. The shower's population index is 3.0 with the speed of 64 kilometres per second (40mi/s). Coma Berenicids were first detected within the framework of Harvard Radio Meteor Project. The shower's existence was discovered by Richard Eugene McCrosky and A. Posen in 1959. Coma Berenicids have an orbit very similar to Leo Minorids and were originally referred to as 'December Leo Minorids'.

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