Meteor Shower Calendar 2016

We recommend you read the introduction to meteor showers.

The information shown in the tables below comes from publications by the International Meteor Organization. Each table marks the days the meteor shower will be active while clearly highlighting the peak day. The IAU Meteor Data Center enumerates about 700 meteor showers that occur every year, being only 100 of these well-established meteor showers. In this calendar we show only a subset of the well-established meteor showers whose Zenithal Hourly Rate(ZHR) is high enough to be considered relevant.

January : February : March : April : May : June : July : August : September : October : November : December :
Meteor showerJanuary
NameRADecZHR01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
α-Centaurids(ACE) 210 −59 6                            
Quadrantids(QUA) 230 +49 120                    


Meteor showerFebruary
NameRADecZHR01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425262728
α-Centaurids(ACE) 210 −59 6        
γ-Normids(GNO) 239 −50 6                         
Dec. L. Minorids(DLM) 161 +30 5                         


Meteor showerMarch
NameRADecZHR01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
γ-Normids(GNO) 239 −50 6    


Meteor showerApril
NameRADecZHR010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
π-Puppids(PPU) 110 −45 Var               
Lyrids(LYR) 271 +34 18                
η-Aquariids(ETA) 338 −01 40                   


Meteor showerMay
NameRADecZHR01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
η-Aquariids(ETA) 338 −01 40    
η-Lyrids(ELY) 287 +44 3   
Dayt. Arietids(ARI) 44 +24 50              


Meteor showerJune
NameRADecZHR010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Dayt. Arietids(ARI) 44 +24 50       
June Bootids(JBO) 224 +48 Var                      


Meteor showerJuly
NameRADecZHR01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
June Bootids(JBO) 224 +48 Var                              
α-Capricornids(CAP) 307 −10 5   
S. δ-Aquariids(SDA) 340 −16 16            
Piscis Austr.(PAU) 341 −30 5               
Perseids(PER) 48 +58 150                 


Meteor showerAugust
NameRADecZHR01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
α-Capricornids(CAP) 307 −10 5                 
S. δ-Aquariids(SDA) 340 −16 16         
Piscis Austr.(PAU) 341 −30 5                      
Perseids(PER) 48 +58 150        
κ-Cygnids(KCG) 286 +59 3   
Aurigids(AUR) 91 +39 6                            


Meteor showerSeptember
NameRADecZHR010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Aurigids(AUR) 91 +39 6                          
Sept. ε-Perseids(SPE) 48 +40 5     
Dayt. Sextantids(DSX) 152 +00 5         
S. Taurids(STA) 32 +09 5          


Meteor showerOctober
NameRADecZHR01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
Dayt. Sextantids(DSX) 152 +00 5                       
Orionids(ORI) 95 +16 15  
Draconids(DRA) 262 +54 Var      
δ-Aurigids(DAU) 84 +44 2          
ε-Geminids(EGE) 102 +27 3              
Leonis Minorids(LMI) 162 +37 2                   
N. Taurids(NTA) 58 +22 5                    


Meteor showerNovember
NameRADecZHR010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
S. Taurids(STA) 32 +09 5           
Orionids(ORI) 95 +16 15                        
Leonids(LEO) 152 +22 15      
Nov. Orionids(NOO) 91 +16 3             
α-Monocerotids(AMO) 117 +01 Var               
Phoenicids(PHO) 18 −53 Var                            


Meteor showerDecember
NameRADecZHR01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031
N. Taurids(NTA) 58 +22 5                      
Nov. Orionids(NOO) 91 +16 3                          
Phoenicids(PHO) 18 −53 Var                       
Puppid-Velids(PUP) 123 −45 10
σ-Hydrids(HYD) 127 +02 3   
Geminids(GEM) 112 +33 120    
Dec. L. Minorids(DLM) 161 +30 5     
Monocerotids(MON) 100 +08 2     
Comae Ber.(COM) 175 +18 3            
Ursids(URS) 217 +76 10                 
Quadrantids(QUA) 230 +49 120