Major Annual Meteor Showers
These are the best few out of about 15.
The "hourly rate" number is the number seen per hour by
one person in a dark-sky location. The hourly rate for a
non-shower evening is about 10. Typically, meteor showers are best
seen from midnight to dawn.
shower peak range of hourly associated
dates rate comet
Quadrantids Jan 3 J.2-4 30
delta Aquarids Jul 30 J20-A14 15
Perseids Aug 12 J29-A18 40 1962 III
Orionids Oct 21 O.17-24 15 Halley (?)
Geminids Dec 13 D.8-15 50