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Meteor Shower 2019

Year 2019 promises to be a great year for Meteor-watching. So when and where do you look for the shooting stars all over the world and what is it all about? A meteor shower is a celestial event where a number of meteors radiate from one point in the night sky. And these meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids entering the atmosphere of the earth in parallel paths at very high-speed.


2019 Meteorshower
The meteor showers listed below are the most common and easiest to observe in the night sky and are found to have the most activity at any point of time. However night time sky should be quite conducive for observing the same. Most of these meteor showers are best seen just after midnight.

These meteor showers are named after the constellation in which they are found. Meteor showers give us a good opportunity to just lay back lazy under the night sky and wonder at the awesome nature that God has made without any gadgets. Pack your bags...

Date
Meteor Event
Jan 3-4 2019
Quadrantids 2019
21-22 Apr 2019
Lyrid meteor shower
5-6 May 2019
Eta Aquarid meteor shower
12-13th Aug 2019
Perseid meteor shower
21-22 Oct 2019
Orionid meteor shower
17-18th Nov 2019
Leonids meteor shower
13-14th Dec 2019
Geminids meteor shower
22-23 Dec 2019
Ursids meteor shower


Meteor Shower Calendar

Date
Meteor Shower
Rate/Hr
Peak
Direction
Constelation
Parent Comet
03-Jan-2019
Quadrantids
120
23h41
-
Bootes
Asteroid 2003 EH 1
08-Feb-2019
alpha Centaurids
7
19h35
SE
Centaurus
15-Mar-2019
eta Virginids
2
05h34
E
Virgo
Comet D/1766 G1 (Helfenzrieder)
06-Apr-2019
kappa Serpentids
4
03h26
NE
Corona Borealis
23-Apr-2019
Lyrids
18
04h29
NNE
Lyra
Comet C / 1861 G1 Thatcher
24-Apr-2019
pi Puppids
20
01h25
SW
Puppis
Comet 26P Grigg-Skjellerup
06-May-2019
eta Aquariids
40
16h02
E
Aquarius
Comet 1P Halley
10-May-2019
eta Lyrids
7
09h19
NNE
Lyra
Comet C / 1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock)
28-Jun-2019
Bootids
10
15h05
-
Bootes
Comet 7P Pons-Winnecke
30-Jul-2019
South. delta Aquariids
16
19h21
E
Aquarius
30-Jul-2019
alpha Capricornids
4
19h21
E
Capricornus
Comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
04-Aug-2019
South. iota Aquariids
2
17h15
E
Aquarius
13-Aug-2019
Perseids
150
09h04
-
Perseus
Comet 109P Swift-Tuttle
18-Aug-2019
kappa Cygnids
3
18h58
-
Cygnus
01-Sep-2019
alpha Aurigids
10
06h28
-
Auriga
Comet C / 1911 N1 Kiess
03-Oct-2019
Capricornids
2
13h31
E
Capricornus
Comet D / 1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos)
06-Oct-2019
Camelopardalids
40
11h27
-
Chamaeleon
09-Oct-2019
Draconids
10
08h18
-
Draco
Comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner
22-Oct-2019
Orionids
15
01h26
NE
Orion
Comet 1P Halley
07-Nov-2019
Northern Taurids
4
01h50
NE
Taurus
Asteroid 2004 TG10
07-Nov-2019
Southern Taurids
7
01h50
NE
Taurus
Comet 2P Encke
18-Nov-2019
Leonids
15
11h02
NE
Leo
Commet 55P / Tempel-Tuttle
22-Nov-2019
alpha Monocerotids
4
00h55
ENE
Monoceros
14-Dec-2019
Geminids
120
16h42
NNE
Gemini
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon
23-Dec-2019
Ursids
10
12h08
-
Ursa Minor
Comet 8P Tuttle
26-Dec-2019
Comae Berenicids
5
10h49
NE
Coma Berenicis


2019 Meteor ShowerQuadrantids 2019 :
Quadrantid meteor shower will be peaked on 3rd and 4th January but it will be visible on 1-5 January 2019. One can see upto 40 meteors per hour during peak. Meteors seems to radiate from the constellation Bootes, close to the North Star. In 1932, the Quadrantid meteor shower showed maximum activity with 80 meteors per hour.

2019 Meteor ShowerLyrid meteor shower :
Lyrid is a medium intensity meteor shower. It usually produces about 20 meteors per hour in its peak. The shower will peak on 21-22 April but some meteors will be visible between 16 to 25th April. Meteors seems to radiate from the constellation Lyra.

2019 Meteor ShowerPerseid meteor shower :
Perseids are one of the strong meteor showers. It produce up to 60 meteors per hour at peak hours. Radiant point of this shower is in the constellation Perseus. These meteors originate from the tail of comet Swift-Tuttle.

2019 Meteor ShowerOrionid meteor shower :
Orionid is a medium intensity meteor shower and one can see about 25 meteors per hour.

2019 Meteor ShowerLeonids meteor shower:
Annual event of Leonid meteor shower can be seen on 16-17th November. Leonid meteor shower is visible towards the constellation Leo, the Lion. During Leonid meteor shower, Earth will pass through a stream of debris which is left behind by comet Tempel-Tuttle.

2019 Meteor ShowerGeminids meteor shower:
Geminids meteor shower is a strong meteor shower. Annual event of Geminids meteor shower take place on 13-14th December but some meteors will be visible between 6 to 19th December. For many observers, geminid is the best meteor shower. It can produce 60-80 meteors per hour at its peak.

2019 Meteor ShowerUrsids meteor :
shower is a medium intensity meteor shower. Ursids meteor shower peaks on 22-23 December. It usually produces 5-10 meteors per hour but occasionally it can produce about 100 meteors per hour.