Meteor showers

Here is a selection of meteor showers that are regarded as fairly reliable:

  • Quadrantids 1-5 January
  • Lyrlds 16-25 April
  • Eta aquarids 19 April-28 May
  • Southern delta aquarids 12 July-19 August
  • Perseids 17 July-24 August
  • Draconids 6-10 October
  • Orionids 2 October-7 November
  • Leonids 14-21 November
  • Geminids 7-17 December

Of these, the Quadrantids and Draconids arrive too far north in the sky to be seen readily from the southern hemisphere. The rest should be visible from anywhere in the world.

For more information, see:

Society for Popular Astronomy