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