METEOR SHOWERS FOR 2017
International Meteor Organization

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Shower

Main Activity Period

Shower Maximum

V

ZHR

Date  (UT)

R.A Dec.

Antihelion Source (ANT)

Dec 10 - Sep 10

 March - April
late May, late June

Varies

30

4

Quadrantids (QUA)

Dec 28 - Jan 12

January 03

230° +49°

41

120

α-Centaurids (ACE)

Jan 28 - Feb 21

February 08

210° -59°

56

6

γ-Normids (GNO)

Feb 25 - Mar 28

March 14

239° -50°

56

6

Lyrids (LYR)

Apr 16 - Apr 25

April 22

271° +34°

49

18

π-Puppids (PPU)

Apr 15 - Apr 28

April 23

110° -45°

18

Varies

η-Aquariids (ETA)

Apr 19 - May 28

May 06

338° -01°

66

70

η-Lyrids (ELY)

May 03 - May 14

May 09

287° +44°

43

3

June Bootids (JBO)

Jun 22 - Jul 02

June 27

224° +48°

18

Varies

Piscis Austrinids (PAU)

Jul 15 - Aug 10

July 28

341° -30°

35

5

South. δ-Aquariids (SDA)

Jul 12 - Aug 23

July 30

340° -16°

41

16

α-Capricornids (CAP)

Jul 03 - Aug 15

July 30

307° -10°

23

5

Perseids (PER)

Jul 17 - Aug 24

August 12

48° +58°

59

100

κ-Cygnids (KCG)

Aug 03 - Aug 25

August 17

286° +59°

25

3

α-Aurigids (AUR)

Aug 28 - Sep 05

September 01

91° +39°

66

6

September Perseids (SPE)

Sep 05 - Sep 21

September 09

48° +40°

64

5

Draconids (DRA)

Oct 06 - Oct 10

October 08

262° +54°

20

Varies

Southern Taurids (STA)

Sep 10 - Nov 20

October 10

32° +09°

27

5

δ-Aurigids (DAU)

Oct 10 - Oct 18

October 11

84° +44°

64

2

ε-Geminids (EGE)

Oct 14 - Oct 27

October 18

102° +27°

70

3

Orionids (ORI)

Oct 02 - Nov 07

October 21

95° +16°

66

 25

Leo Minorids (LMI)

Oct 19 - Oct 27

October 24

162° +37°

62

2

Northern Taurids (NTA)

Oct 20 - Dec 10

November 12

58° +22°

29

5

Leonids (LEO)

Nov 06 - Nov 30

November 17

152° +22°

71

15

α-Monocerotids (AMO)

Nov 15 - Nov 25

November 21

117° +01°

65

Varies

Phoenicids (PHO)

Nov 28 - Dec 09

December 02

18° -53°

18

Varies

Puppid/Velids (PUP)

Dec 01 - Dec 15

December 07

123° -45°

40

10

Monocerotids (MON)

Nov 27 - Dec 17

December 08

100° +08°

42

2

σ-Hydrids (HYD)

Dec 03 - Dec 15

December 11

127° +02°

58

3

Geminids (GEM)

Dec 07 - Dec 17

December 14

112° +33°

35

120

Coma Berenicids (COM)

Dec 12 - Dec 23

December 16

175° +18°

65

3

Dec. Leonis Minorids (DLM)

Dec 05 - Feb 04

December 20

161°

+30°

64

5

Ursids (URS)

Dec 17 - Dec 26

December 22

217° +76°

33

10

V:     Atmospheric or apparent meteoric velocity, given in km/s. Velocities range from about 11 km/s (very slow) to 72 km/s (very fast). 40 km/s is roughly medium speed.

ZHR:  Zenithal Hourly Rate, a calculated maximum number of meteors an ideal observer would see in perfectly clear skies with the shower radiant overhead. This figure is given in terms of meteors per hour. Where meteor activity persisted at a high level for less than an hour, or where observing circumstances were very poor, an estimated ZHR (EZHR) is used, which is less accurate than the normal ZHR.