Meteor Showers Calendar 2016

Meteor Showers Calendar 2016

Meteor Showers Calendar 2016 and everything you need to know about Meteor Showers

Meteor Shower - Image by NASA

Meteor Shower – Image by NASA

Major Meteor Showers Calendar in 2016

Shower
Radiant and direction
Radiant and direction
Morning of maximum
Parent

Quadrantid
Draco (NE)
Jan. 4
60-100
2003 EH1

Lyrid*
Lyra (E)
April 22
10-20
Thatcher (1861 I)

Eta Aquariid
Aquarius (E)
May 5
20-60
1P/Halley

Delta Aquariid
Aquarius (S)
July 28
20
96P/Machholz

Perseid
Perseus (NE)
Aug. 12
90**
109P/Swift-Tuttle

Orionid*
Orion (SE)
Oct. 21
10-20
1P/Halley

Southern Taurid
Taurus (S)
Nov. 5
10-20
2P/Encke

Leonid*
Leo (E)
Nov. 17
10-20
55P/Tempel-Tuttle

Geminid*
Gemini (S)
Dec. 14
100-120
3200 Phaethon

* Strong moonlight will interfere with these showers. ** Be alert for an enhancement during this year’s Perseid shower.

source skyandtelescope.com

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