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Meteor Showers Viewing Tips


To answer the most common question:


For more information, click here to read the Farmer Almanac article, "What are Meteor Showers: Facts About Shooting Stars."

2015 Meteor Showers Guide

Note that the meteor shower dates do not change much from year to year.



"Predawn" means an hour or so before morning twilight. Best time to view most major showers.
"Late evening" means approximately between 10 p.m. and midnight (or a little past).

In general, most major meteor showers are best seen after midnight; some do not even appear until after then. Usually, a better time to see them is after 2 a.m., and the best time is about an hour or so just before morning twilight. Geminids, however, can be seen starting earlier, such as around 9 or 10 p.m., until morning twilight. Sometimes Draconids may be visible at nightfall through early evening.

From Farmers Almanac:

See the monthly Sky Watch for highlights of the night sky and a printable sky map!

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