Meteor Showers

Meteor Showers for 2012

Thank you to Kirk Betts for creating this document for Maine Nature News.

Name

Maximim Activity

Hourly Rate

Direction and Time

Speed

Me

January 3-4

60-120

Northeast 4 to 6 am

Medium

April 21-22

10-20

Overhead 2 to 4 am

Fast

May 4-5

20-40

Southeast 2 to 4 am

Very swift, long paths

July 28-29

15-25

South 1 to 3 am

Slow, long paths

August 11-13

50-100

Northeast 2 to 4 am

Fast

October 21-22

15-25

South 2 to 4 am

Fast

November 2-4

10-20

South 1 to 3 am

slow, bright

November 12-14

10-20

South 12 to 2 am

Slow fireballs

November 17-18

25-50

S/Southeast 4 to 6 am

Fast

Geminids

December 13-14

50-100

Overhead 1 to 3 am

Medium

Ursids

December 22-23

15-25

North all night

Medium

Times given are Eastern Standard Time