ANNUAL METEOR SHOWER CHECKLIST


This listing gives you the name of the meteor shower, the radiant (the constellation that it appears to come from), and, if known, the parent comet.

For more information on meteorites, visit the Tektite and Meteorite page.


           Date

Name of Meteor Shower

"Apparent" Constellation Origin
( the Radiant)

Parent Comet

January 3

Quadrantids

originally from Mural Quadrant constellation, which was discarded and integrated with Bootes

Unknown

April 21

Lyrids

from Lyra

1861I Thatcher

May 4

Eta Aquarids

from Aquarius

Halley

June 30

Beta Taurids

from Taurus

Encke

July 30

Delta Aquarids

from Aquarius

Unknown

August 12

Perseids

from Perseus

1862III Swift-Tuttle

October 9

Draconids

from Draco

Giacobini-Zimmer

October 20

Orionids

from Orion

Halley

November 7

Taurids

from Taurus

Encke

November 16

Leonids

from Leo

1866I Tuttle

December 13

Geminids

from the Gemini

3200 Phaeton


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