Astronomical Information

Planetarium - Meteor Shower Dates

Meteor Shower Dates

Shower

Start

Peak

End

Constellation

Rate

Notes

Quadrantids

Jan 2

Jan 3

Jan 4

Draco

40

average speeds

Chi Cygnids

Jan 17

Jan 17

Cygnus

slow

Alpha Aurigids

Feb 5

Feb 10

Auriga

very slow

Zeta Bootids

Mar 10

Mar 12

Bootes

fast, persistent trails

Virginids

Mar 26

Virgo

5

average speeds

Alpha Virginids

Apr 9

Virgo

average speeds

Lyrids

Apr 20

Apr 22

Apr 22

Lyra

12

fast, persistent trails

Gamma Aquarids

May 1

May 4

May 8

Aquarius

20

very fast, long trails

Zeta Herculids

May 11

May 24

Hercules

fast, white

Eta Pegasids

May 30

May 30

Pegasus

very fast

Ophiuchids

Jun 15

Ophiuchus

very slow

Alpha Scorpids

June 2

June 17

Scorpius

very slow, fireballs

Iota Draconids

June 27

Jun 28

June 30

Draco

very slow

Gamma Draconids

Jun

Sep

Draco

slow

Sagittariids

Jul 6

Sagittarius

Alpha Capricornids

Jul 10

Jul 30

Capricornus

25

very slow, bright

Alpha Cygnids

Jul

Aug

Cygnus

fast, long trails

Alpha Beta Persieds

Jul 23

Aug 4

Perseus

very fast, persistent trails

Delta Aquarids

Jul 25

Jul 28

Jul 30

Aquarius

20

slow, long trails

Persieds

Jul 25

Aug 12

Aug 18

Perseus

50

very fast

Alpha Aurigids

Aug 12

Oct 2

Auriga

very fast, persistent trails

Lacertids

Aug

Sep

Lacerta

average speeds, short

Chi Cygnids

Aug 10

Aug 18

Aug 20

Cygnus

5

average speeds, bright

Epsilon Arietids

Oct 12

Oct 23

Aries

very slow, fireballs

Orionids

Oct 16

Oct 21

Oct 27

Orion

25

fast, persistent trails

Epsilon Taurids

Oct 30

Nov 17

Taurus

slow, fireballs

e Taurids

Nov 3

Nov 15

Taurus

very slow, bright

Leonids

Nov 15

Nov 17

Nov 19

Leo

15

very fast

Andromedids

Nov 17 

Nov 27

Andromeda

very slow

Geminids

Dec 7

Dec 14

Dec 15

Gemini

50

average speed