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Principal Meteor Showers

Leonid Meteor Shower
Leonid Meteor Shower

Shower

Best Viewing

Point of Origin

Date of Maximum*

Peak Rate (/hr)**

Associated Comet

Quadrantid

Predawn

N

Jan 4

80

 

Lyrid

Predawn

S

Apr 22

12

Thatcher

Eta Aquarid

Predawn

SE

May 4

20

Halley

Delta Aquarid

Predawn

S

July 30

10

 

Perseid

Predawn

NE

Aug 11-13

75

Swift-Tuttle

Draconid

Late evening

NW

Oct 9

6

Giacobini-Zinner

Orionid

Predawn

S

Oct 21-22

25

Halley

Taurid

Midnight

S

Nov 9

6

Encke

Leonid

Predawn

S

Nov 18

20

Tempel-Tuttle

Andromedid

Late evening

S

Nov 25-27

5

Biela

Geminid

All night

NE

Dec 13-14

65

 

Ursid

Predawn

N

Dec 22

12

Tuttle

* May vary by one or two days in either direction
** Approximate

This information taken from the 2004 Old Farmerís Almanac