Primary Meteor Showers

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Peak Date
(Morning Hours)
Meteor Shower Hourly
Rate
Parent Comet
Jan 3 Quadrantids 60-100 2003 EH1
 (a minor planet, possibly C/1490 Y1)
April 22 Lyrids 10-20 Thatcher (C/1861 G1)
May 6 Eta Aquarids 20-60 1P/Halley
May 24 "Camelopardalids"
(new shower -- unofficial name -- 
peak should occur between 
6:30 and 7:40 UT)
100-1,000 209P/LINEAR
June 8 Arietids 60
(daytime)
Unknown
(minor planet 1566 Icarus suspected,
 possibly 96P/Machholz 1)
June 27 Bo÷tids 10-40 7P/Pons-Winnecke
July 28 Delta Aquarids 20 Unknown
(96P/Machholz 2 (1994o) suspected)
Aug 12 Perseids 60-80 109P/Swift-Tuttle
Oct 8 Draconids 100 21P/Giacobini-Zinner
Oct 21 Orionids 10-20 1P/Halley
Nov 5 Southern Taurids 5 2P/Encke
Nov 12 Northern Taurids 5 2P/Encke
Nov 17 Leonids 10-20 55P/Tempel-Tuttle
Dec 14 Geminids 100 3200 Phaethon
 (an asteroid discovered in 1983)
Dec 23 Ursids 10 8P/Tuttle