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Table of meteor showers for 2008

Meteor showers can be a bit hit or miss and sometimes a regular shower can be fantastic and other years it can be quite slow. There are actually quite a few more legitimate showers than I have but for the most part they are irregular and slow. These are the yearly best and I have highlighted the absolute best ones for easy recognition.

Name Duration Peak Hourly rate Strength
Quadrantids Jan 1 - Jan 5 Jan 3 120 Strong
Delta Cancrids Jan 1 - Jan 31 Jan 17 4 Medium
Alpha Centaurids Jan 28 - Feb 21 Feb 7 6 Medium
February Leonids Feb 1 - Feb 28 several 5 Medium
Delta Leonids Feb 15 - Mar 10 Feb 24 2 Medium
Gamma Normids Feb 25 - Mar 22 Mar 13 8 Medium
Virginids Mar 1 - Apr 15 several 5 Medium
Librids Apr 15 - Apr 30 several 5 Medium
Lyrids Apr 15 - Apr 28 Apr 22 15 Strong
Eta Aquarids Apr 19 - May 28 May 6 60 Strong
Alpha Scorpiids May 1 - May 31 May 16 5 Medium
Arietids May 22 - Jul 2 Jun 7 54 Strong
Sagittarids Jun 1 - Jul 15 Jun 19 5 Medium
July Pegasids Jul 7 - Jul 13 Jul 10 3 Medium
Piscis Austrinids Jul 15 - Aug 10 Jul 28 5 Medium
South Delta Aquarids Jul 12 - Aug 19 Jul 28 20 Strong
Alpha Capricornids Jul 3 - Aug 15 Jul 30 4 Medium
South Iota Aquarids Jul 25 - Aug 15 Aug 4 2 Medium
North Delta Aquarids Jul 15 - Aug 25 Aug 8 4 Medium
Perseids Jul 17 - Aug 24 Aug 12 90 Strong
Kappa Cygnids Aug 3 - Aug 25 Aug 17 3 Medium
North Iota Aquarids Aug 11 - Aug 31 Aug 20 3 Medium
Alpha Aurigids Aug 25 - Sep 8 Sep 1 7 Medium
September Perseids Sep 5 - Oct 10 Sep 8 6 Medium
Piscids Sep 1 - Sep 30 Sep 20 3 Medium
October Arietids Oct 1 - Oct 31 Oct 8 5 Medium
Delta Aurigids Sep 22 - Oct 23 Oct 10 6 Medium
Epsilon Geminids Oct 14 - Oct 27 Oct 18 2 Medium
Orionids Oct 2 - Nov 7 Oct 21 20 Strong
Southern Taurids Nov 1 - Nov 25 Nov 5 5 Medium
Northern Taurids Nov 1 - Nov 25 Nov 12 5 Medium
Chi Orionids Nov 25 - Dec 31 Dec 2 3 Medium
Monocerotids Nov 27 - Dec 17 Dec 9 3 Medium
Sigma Hydrids Dec 3 - Dec 15 Dec 12 2 Medium
Puppid-velids Dec 2 - Dec 16 Dec 12 4 Medium
Geminids Dec 7 - Dec 17 Dec 14 120 Strong
Coma Berenicids Dec 12 - Jan 23 Dec 20 5 Medium
Ursids Dec 17 - Dec 26 Dec 22 10 Strong

 

 

 

 

 

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