Meteor Showers

Major activity

Shower

Activity

Maximum activity

Zenith Hourly Rate

Moon Percentage

Quadrantids

1st January - 10th January 3rd January 120 4

April Lyrids

18th April - 25th April 22nd April 18 54

Eta Aquarids

29th April - 20th May 7th May 60 48

Delta Aquarids

21st July - 23rd August 30th July 20 8

Perseids

13th July -26th August 13th August 100 93

Orionids

25th August - 19th November 22nd October 20 4

Leonids

6th November - 30th November 18th November Variable (15) 20

Geminids

4th December - 16th December 13th December 120 64

Ursids

17th December - 24th December 22nd December 10 0

 

Minor Activity

Shower

Activity

Maximum Activity

Zenith Hourly Rate

Moon Percentage

Alpha Centaurids

28th January - 21st February 8th February 6 62

Eta-Lyrids

7th May - 14th May 10th May 3 76

Alpha Capricornids

16th July - 10th August 30th July 5 8

Kappa Cygnids

6th August - 31st August 18th August 3 46

Aurigids

29th August - 4th September 1st September 6 34

September Perseids

1st September - 28th September 9th September 5 100

Southern Taurids

7th September - 19th November 10th October 5 97

Epsilon Geminids

29th September - 3rd November 22nd October 3 4

Leonis Minorids

19th October - 28th October 22nd October 2 4

Northern Taurids

26th October - 5th December 11th November 5 82

November Orionids

13th November - 21st December 29th November 3 45

Sigma Hyrids

26 November - 21st December 6th December 3 100

Puppids

1st December - 5th December 7th December 10 100

Monocerotids

27th November - 17th December 9th December 2 94

Leonis Minorids

3rd December - 19th January 17th December 5 27

Coma Berenicids

23rd December - 2nd January 31st December 5 74

 

Variable Activity

Shower

Activity

Maximum Activity

Zenith Hourly Rate

Moon Percentage

Pi Puppids

15th April - 28th April 23rd April Var 43

June Bootids

22nd June - 2nd July 27th June Var 0

Draconids

6th October - 10th October 9th October Var 100

Andromedids

26th October - 20th November 8th November Var 98

Alpha Monocerotids

15th November - 25th November 21st November Var 3

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Image: 7 pane Moon mosaic

by Chris Grimmer