The 2013 Gamma Delphinid meteor shower overview


The expected outburst of the elusive Gamma Delphinid meteor shower predicted for June 11, 2013 sadly didn`t occur. This doesn`t mean that there were no meteors, but the meteor rate was lower than normal, as our planet passed through a part of space where the cometary debris was expected to be. American Meteor Society reports that from all the correspondence received it is apparent that no strong rates were seen anywhere. However, recent radio rates have been higher than normal, but we will have to wait and see whether this has any connection with the Gamma Delphinids.

Thomas Ashcraft posted this video of a possible Gamma Delphinid fireball:

Here are also some pictures of possible Gamma Delphinid meteors captured from the US:

Possible Gamma Delphinids above Fort Wayne, Indiana, US (Credit Jeremy Jackson/AMS)

 Gamma Delphinids captured above Surprise, Arizona, US (Credit: Dale Cunningham/AMS)

Source: American Meteor Society, Spaceweather

Featured image: Possible Gamma Delphinid meteors captured on June 10, 2013 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, US (Credit: Jeremy Jackson/AMS)


Commenting rules and guidelines

We value the thoughts and opinions of our readers and welcome healthy discussions on our website. In order to maintain a respectful and positive community, we ask that all commenters follow these rules:

  • Treat others with kindness and respect.
  • Stay on topic and contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way.
  • Do not use abusive or hateful language.
  • Do not spam or promote unrelated products or services.
  • Do not post any personal information or content that is illegal, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate.

We reserve the right to remove any comments that violate these rules. By commenting on our website, you agree to abide by these guidelines. Thank you for helping to create a positive and welcoming environment for all.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *