List of meteor showers

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Table of meteor showers[edit]

Note: Dates are accurate for 2014.[1] The dates will 'move' based upon the year in the Leap year cycle

NameDatesPeakRADecSpeed
(km/s)
ZHRratingparent body[2]
Antihelion Source10 Sep – 10 Decmultiplevariesvaries304faint
Quadrantids28 Dec – 12 Jan4 Jan15+4941120bright2003 EH1 ?
Daytime Capri.-Sagitt.13 Jan – 29 Feb2 Feb21−23297
Alpha Centaurids28 Jan – 21 Feb8 Feb14−59566bright
Theta Centaurids23 Jan – 12 Mar10 Feb15−44663
Gamma Normids25 Feb – 22 Mar14 Mar16−50566bright
Kappa Serpentids1 – 7 Apr5 Apr15+18464
Virginids22 Mar – 26 Apr17 Apr12+10205
Lyrids16 – 25 Apr22 Apr18+344918bright
Pi Puppids15 – 28 Apr23 Apr7−4518variablebright26P/Grigg-Skjellerup
Eta Aquariids19 Apr – 28 May5 May23−16665bright1P/Halley
Omega Cetids5 May – 9 Jun7 May1−7388
Eta Lyrids3 May – 14 May8 May19+44433faint
Camelopardalids23 May - 24 May24 May8+79192
Daytime May Arietids4 May – 6 Jun15 May3+18284
Daytime Eps. Arietids4 May – 6 Jun15 May3+21234
Alpha Scorpiids21 Apr – 26 May15 May16−29333
South Omega Scorpiids23 May – 15 Jun31 May17−22265
North Omega Scorpiids23 May – 15 Jun31 May17−15235
Arietids22 May – 2 Jul7 Jun3+2437541566 Icarus ?
Daytime Zeta Perseids20 May – 5 Jul9 Jun4+282720
June Lyrids[3]11 – 21 Jun16 Jun19+44203
South June Aquilids9 Jun – 2 Jul16 Jun19−5393
Pi Cetids16 Jun – 4 Jul26 Jun2−12684
June Bootids22 Jun – 2 Jul27 Jun15+4818variablebright
Daytime Beta Taurids5 Jun – 17 Jul28 Jun6+243110
Tau Aquariids27 Jun – 6 Jul28 Jun23−12667
July Phoenicids24 Jun – 18 Jul12 Jul2−48484
North Delta Aquariids15 Jul – 25 Aug26 Jul230424
Piscis Austrinids15 Jul – 10 Aug27 Jul23−30355faint
Southern Delta Aquariids12 Jul – 23 Aug29 Jul23−164116faint
Beta Cassiopeids3 Jul – 19 Aug29 Jul24595210
Alpha Capricornids3 Jul – 5 Aug29 Jul20−10235bright
Eta Eridanids3 – 14 Aug9 Aug3−13656
Perseids17 Jul – 24 Aug12 Aug3+5859100bright109P/Swift-Tuttle
Kappa Cygnids3 – 25 Aug17 Aug19+59253faint
Gamma Doradids27 Aug – 3 Sep28 Aug4−50425
Alpha Aurigids28 Aug – 5 Sep31 Aug6+39666bright
September Epsilon Perseids5 – 21 Sep9 Sep3+40645faint
Daytime Sextantids26 Sep – 3 Oct1 Oct10−23320
Draconids6 – 10 Oct8 Oct17+5420variablemedium21P/Giacobini-Zinner
Southern Taurids10 Sep – 20 Nov10 Oct2+9275bright
Delta Aurigids10 – 18 Oct11 Oct6+44642faint
Epsilon Geminids14 – 27 Oct18 Oct7+27703faint
Orionids2 Oct – 7 Nov21 Oct6+166625bright1P/Halley
Leo Minorids19 – 27 Oct24 Oct11+37622faint
Northern Taurids20 Oct – 10 Dec12 Nov4+22295bright
Nov. Iota Aurigids1 – 23 Nov15 Nov5+33368
Leonids6 – 30 Nov17 Nov10+227115bright55P/Tempel–Tuttle
Alpha Monocerotids15 – 25 Nov21 Nov8+165variablebright
Phoenicids28 Nov – 9 Dec6 Dec1−5318variablemedium
Puppid-Velids1 – 15 Decmultiple8−454010medium
Monocerotids27 Nov – 17 Dec8 Dec7+8422faint
Sigma Hydrids3 – 15 Dec11 Dec8+2583faint
Geminids7 – 17 Dec13 Dec7+3335120medium3200 Phaethon
Comae Berenicids12 – 23 Dec15 Dec12+18653faint
Dec. Leonis Minorids5 Dec – 4 Feb19 Dec11+30645faint
Ursids17 – 26 Dec23 Dec14+763310faint
Zeta Aurigids[4]14 Dec – 16 Jun13 Jan77.5+39.314.2slow

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

This list of meteor streams and peak activity times is based on data from the International Meteor Organization while most of the parent body associations are from Gary W. Kronk book, Meteor Showers: A Descriptive Catalog, Enslow Publishers, New Jersey, ISBN 0-89490-071-4, and from Peter Jenniskens's book, "Meteor Showers and Their Parent Comets", Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, ISBN 9780521853491.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 meteor calendar". International Meteor Organization. 
  2. ^ "Meteor Streams". NASA. 
  3. ^ A June Lyrids web page by Meteorshowersonline.com
  4. ^ Kronk, Gary W. (2014). Meteor Showers An Annotated Catalog (2nd ed. 2014 ed.). New York, NY: Imprint: Springer. ISBN 978-1-4614-7896-6. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

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2013

2013 Meteor Shower Calendar