Mark your calendar for these 2019 meteor showers

Published: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 @ 12:15 AM

Taurid fireball
Taurid fireball

There are plenty of meteor showers to enjoy this year, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.

Mark your calendars and keep checking in for the latest forecast. 

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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. 

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  • Orionids: This shower peaks Oct. 21-22 before dawn. There are 10 to 20 meteors per hour. The moon might get in the way.
  • 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.

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  • 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.