Meteor Showers

Meteor Showers This Month:

Nothing this month, but the Orionids will make an appearance around October 21st.  Stay tuned!

 

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Below is a list of meteor showers for 2014.  I am including the date of the peak, which is the night in which you could see the most meteors.  You can see the meteors in the days leading up to the peak and the days following.  Please enjoy.

Name of Shower               Peak                               Comet Parent

Quadrantids                    January 2nd            Minor Planet 2003 EH1

Lyrids                               April 21st                         Comet Thatcher

Eta Aquarids                   May 5th                            Hailey’s Comet

Comet 209P/LINEAR   May 23rd                      Comet 209P/LINEAR 

Persieds                          August 12th                     Comet Swift-Tuttle

Orionids                         October 21st                    Hailey’s Comet

Leonids                          November 16th              Comet Tempel-Tuttle

Geminids                       December 13th        Asteroid 3200 Phaethon

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