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Table of meteor showers Edit

Name Dates Peak dates Right ascension Declination Speed (km/s) ZHR Rating
Quadrantids 1 January-5 January 3 January 15:20 +49 41 120 Strong
Gamma Velids 1 January-15 January 5 January 08:20 -47 352 Weak
Alpha Crucids 6 January-28 January 15 January 12:48 -63 50 3 Weak
Delta Cancrids 1 January-31 January 17 January 08:40 +20 28 4 Medium
Alpha Hydrids 5 January-14 February 19 January 08:52 -11 44 2 Weak
Eta Carinids 14 January-27 January 21 January 10:40 -59   2 Weak
Alpha Carinids 24 January-9 February 30 January 06:20 -54 25 2 Weak
Delta Velids 22 January-21 February 5 February 08:44 -52 35 1 Weak
Alpha Centaurids 28 January-21 February 7 February 14:00 -59 56 6 Medium
Omicron Centaurids 31 January-19 February 11 February 11:48 -56 51 2 Weak
Theta Centaurids 23 January-12 March 21 February 14:00 -41 60 4 Weak
February Leonids 1 February-28 February several 11:00 +06 30 5 Medium
Delta Leonids 15 February-10 March 24 February 11:12 +16 23 2 Medium
Gamma Normids 25 February-22 March 13 March 16:36 -51 56 8 Medium
Virginids 1 March-15 April several 13:00 -04 30 5 Medium
Delta Pavonids 11 March-16 April 30 March 13:00 -65 31 5 Weak
Librids 15 April-30 April several 15:12 -18 30 5 Medium
Lyrids 15 April-28 April 22 April 18:04 +34 49 15 Strong
Pi Puppids 15 April-28 April 23 April 07:20 -45 18 variable Irregular
Alpha Bootids 14 April-12 May 28 April 14:32 +19 20 2 Weak
Mu Virginids 1 April-12 May 29 April 15:08 -07 30 2 Weak
Omega Capricornids 19 April-15 May 2 May 21:00 -22 50 2 Weak
Eta Aquarids 19 April-28 May 6 May 22:32 -01 66 60 Strong
Alpha Scorpiids 1 May-31 May 16 May 16:12 -21 35 5 Medium
Beta Corona Austrinids 23 April-30 May 16 May 18:56 -40 45 3 Weak
Omega Scorpiids 23 May-15 June 2 June 15:56 -20 21 5 Weak
Arietids 22 May-2 July 7 June 02:56 +24 38 54 Strong
Sagittarids 1 June-15 July 19 June 18:16 -23 30 5 Medium
Tau Cetids 18 June-4 July 27 June 01:36 -12 66 4 Weak
June Bootids 28 June-28 June 28 June 14:36 +49 14 variable Irregular
Tau Aquarids 19 June-5 July 28 June 22:48 -12 63 7 Weak
Theta Ophiuchids 4 June-15 July 29 June 16:36 -15 29 2 Weak
July Pegasids 7 July-13 July 10 July 22:40 +15 70 3 Medium
July Phoenicids 10 July-16 July 13 July 02:08 -48 47 variable Irregular
Alpha Cygnids 11 July-30 July 18 July 20:20 +47 37 2 Weak
Sigma Capricornids 15 July-11 August 20 July 20:28 -15 30 5 Weak
Piscis Austrinids 15 July-10 August 28 July 22:44 -30 35 5 Medium
South Delta Aquarids 12 July-19 August 28 July 22:36 -16 41 20 Strong
Alpha Capricornids 3 July-15 August 30 July 20:28 -10 23 4 Medium
South Iota Aquarids 25 July-15 August 4 August 22:16 -15 34 2 Medium
North Delta Aquarids 15 July-25 August 8 August 22:20 -05 42 4 Medium
Perseids 17 July-24 August 12 August 03:04 +58 59 90 Strong
Kappa Cygnids 3 August-25 August 17 August 19:04 +59 25 3 Medium
North Iota Aquarids 11 August-31 August 20 August 21:48 -06 31 3 Medium
Pi Eridanids 20 August-5 September 25 August 03:28 -15 59 4 Weak
Gamma Doradids 19 August-6 September 28 August 04:36 -50 41 5 Weak
Alpha Aurigids 25 August-8 September 1 September 05:36 +42 66 7 Medium
September Perseids 5 September-10 October 8 September 04:00 +47 64 6 Medium
Aries-triangulids 9 September-16 September 12 September 02:00 +29 35 3 Weak
Piscids 1 September-30 September 20 September 00:32 +00 26 3 Medium
Kappa Aquarids 8 September-30 September 20 September 22:36 -02 16 3 Weak
October Arietids 1 October-31 October 8 October 02:08 +08 28 5 Medium
Giacobinids 6 October-10 October 8 October 17:28 +54 20 variable Irregular
Delta Aurigids 22 September-23 October 10 October 05:40 +52 64 6 Medium
Epsilon Geminids 14 October-27 October 18 October 06:56 +27 71 2 Medium
Orionids 2 October-7 November 21 October 06:20 +16 66 20 Strong
Leo Minorids 21 October-23 October 22 October 10:48 +37 62 2 Weak
Southern Taurids 1 November-25 November 5 November 03:28 +13 27 5 Medium
Delta Eridanids 6 November-29 November 10 November 03:52 -09 31 2 Weak
Northern Taurids 1 November-25 November 12 November 03:52 +22 29 5 Medium
Zeta Puppids 2 November-20 December 13 November 07:48 -42 41 3 Weak
Leonids 14 November-21 November 17 November 10:12 +22 71 variable Irregular
Alpha Monocerotids 15 November-25 November 21 November 07:20 +03 60 variable Irregular
Chi Orionids 25 November-31 December 2 December 05:28 +23 28 3 Medium
Phoenicids 28 November-9 December 6 December 01:12 -53 18 variable Irregular
Monocerotids 27 November-17 December 9 December 06:48 +08 43 3 Medium
Sigma Hydrids 3 December-15 December 12 December 08:28 +02 58 2 Medium
Puppid-velids 2 December-16 December 12 December 09:00 -46 40 4 Medium
Geminids 7 December-17 December 14 December 07:28 +33 35 120 Strong
Coma Berenicids 12 December-23 January 20 December 11:40 +25 65 5 Medium
Ursids 17 December-26 December 22 December 14:28 +76 33 10 Strong

Note 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 Kronk's book, Meteor Showers': A Description Catalog, Enslow Publishers, New Jersey, ISBN 0-89490-071-4, and from Peter Jennisken's book, "Meteor Showers and Their Parent Comets", Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, ISBN 13-978-0-521-85349-1.

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