There are plenty of meteor showers to enjoy this year, reports Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
Mark your calendars and keep checking in for the latest forecast.
- Orionids: This shower peaks Oct. 21-22 before dawn. There are 10 to 20 meteors per hour. The moon might get in the way.
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- South Taurids: This shower peaks Oct. 9-10. There are about five meteors per hour. This shower is active and long lasting. This shower is known for fireballs.
- North Taurids: This shower peaks Nov. 11-12. There are about five meteors per hour. The moon will be full the night of the peak.
- Leonids: This shower peaks Nov. 16 or 17. Look before dawn on those mornings to see 10 to 15 meteors per hour.
- Geminids: This shower peaks Dec. 13-14 with 20 to 30 meteors per hour. It is best in the early morning before dawn. The moon will be near full.
- Ursids: This isn’t a very active shower. It usually peaks around Dec. 21-22. It only produces about 5 to 10 meteors per hour. The moon shouldn’t interfere.
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