Meteor Shower Dates 2014: When is the Next Meteor Shower?


There are a number of meteor showers in 2014, including one that already passed–the Quadrantids in early January.

The next meteor shower–the Lyrids–is slated for April 16 through April 26.

It is going to peak on the night of the 22nd and the morning of the 23rd. 

Check out the dates for the rest of the meteor showers this year:

April 19 through May 28

The Eta Aquarids meteor shower is an above-average one, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It’s mostly seen from the Southern Hemisphere. The peak is slated for the night of May 5 and the morning of May 6. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

May 24

A meteor shower may happen this evening when the Earth is supposed to pass through the debris field left behind the comet LINEAR. This could bring a short but intense shower that could bring hundreds of meteors per hour.

July 12 through August 23

The Delta Aquarids meteor shower is an average shower that produces up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. That is slated for the night of July 28 and the morning of July 29. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

July 17 through August 13

The Perseids meteor shower is described by astronomers as one of the best to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. The showers are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. It’s slated to peak on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

October 6 through October 10

The Draconids meteor shower is pretty weak, producing only around 10 meteors per hour. It’s supposed to peak on the night of October 8 and the morning of October 9, but will likely be blocked mostly by the glare of the full moon. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Draco, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

October 2 through November 7

The Orionids meteor shower is slightly better, capable of producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It should peak on the night of October 21 and the morning of October 22. It should be a good year to observe this shower because there won’t be interference from the moon. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Orion, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

September 7 through December 10

The super long Taurids meteor shower in a minor shower that can only produce up to 10 meteors per hour. It actually has two separate streams. It should peak on the night of November 5, but will likely be mostly blocked by the full moon. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Taurus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

November 6 through November 30

The Leonids meteor shower is an average one, producing up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. Every 33 years, this shower produces hundreds of meteors per hour, but that happened in 2001. The shower should peak on the night of November 17 and the morning of November 18. The skies should give a good view of the meteors this year. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Leo, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

December 7 through December 17

The Geminids is known as the best meteor shower, producing up to 120 meteors per hour. And the meteors are different colors. The shower should peak on the night of December 13 and the morning of December 14. The waning moon will block out some of the meteors but since the shower is so bright and powerful it should still be a treat. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

December 17 through December 25

The Ursids meteor shower is a weak shower that only produces up to 10 meteors per hour. However, this year viewing should be good for the shower. It will peak on the night of December 22. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

Category: Science Space

  • HeyJude

    I hope to see a few of these…there certainly are enough of them and they span a few days at a time each. So many times I go out to view a spectacular sky event, and it is blocked by clouds or fog….hate when that happens. :-( This seems like a good time to get a new telescope.

    • takawalk

      Hey Jude. Good to see you.

      • HeyJude

        Hi Tak! Great to see you, it’s been much too long. Hope all is great on your side of the fence, and business continues to boom. I was reading an article on a Great Dane last week, and you immediately sprang to mind. :-)

        • takawalk

          It is good on my side of the fence. When good things happen it can often cause problems like one of the ones I have now. Very little spare time. However these problems can and often are a good problem to have.

          The other day I thought I was going to go to Starbucks and chill, with that thought I had a good grin when I remembered some conversations we have had. Then I got a phone call and went to a old account to resolve a problem.
          If the things happening in my work pan out as I know they will, or at least hope they will, I hope to be bored one morning as we are talking,and you sign off to kiss, ugh feed your critters.

          • HeyJude

            Ha! Special kisses for them from you! :-) Isn’t it strange? We have “good old days” here already. We did have some great conversations, we always seemed to end up in the same place, and had so much to talk about. You are one of the first of friends found here, a special thing. HP gone not even 3 months yet…it seems like ages ago. Now we are all so comfortably settled in here. When your time allows, I’ll look forward to continuing those coffee klatch times. I’m so happy to hear that business is going so well for you!

          • takawalk

            It does seem like a comfortable home here, One of the rudest things hp did was refusing to post comments inviting people over. Is klatch a miss spelling, or a expression or word I am unfamiliar with?

          • HeyJude

            Ahhh, it never occured to me… but I think we have here a case of regional dialect. I grew up around some very old, PA Dutchy areas.
            You made me look….at least they didn’t just “make it up.” Here is this:

            Etymology[edit]. coffee +‎ klatch, a calque of German Kaffeeklatsch; properly, partial calque, borrowing klatch rather than fully calquing as “coffee gossip”.

            They also called me “Chude” …..I don’t know why, they “chust” did. LOL Very distinctive way of speaking. :-)

          • takawalk

            I thought it might be a expression I had never heard. Wondered if it was slang or had a linguistic background.


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