One of my favorite astro activities is meteor showers! I live in northeast Ohio, so often times I'm prevented from seeing them by clouds. However I always keep track and try.
The ones I like best are in October and December, the skies are usually much clearer here because of the colder temperatures.
I always get a thrill when my youngest son calls me in the middle of the night and asks if I'm watching. When he was little he'd stay up with me.
Meteors are best seen between 2 and 4 am. Next week I'll go into why that is.
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Major Meteor Showers in 2017
ShowerRadiant and direction Morning of maximum Best hourly rate Parent
QuadrantidDraco (NE)Jan. 3 60-100 2003 EH1
LyridLyra (E)April 22 10-20Thatcher (1861 I)
Eta Aquariid*Aquarius (E)May 6 20-60 1P/Halley
Delta AquariidAquarius (S)July 3 02 096P/Machholz
Perseid*Perseus (NE)Aug. 12 90 109P/Swift-Tuttle
OrionidOrion (SE)Oct. 21 10-20 1P/Halley
Southern Taurid*Taurus (S)Nov. 5 10-20 2P/Encke
LeonidLeo (E)Nov. 17 10-20 55P/Tempel-Tuttle
GeminidGemini (S)Dec. 14 100-120 3200 Phaethon
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