Is There A Meteor Shower Tonight? See Our Calendar and Guide

Do you love shooting stars? Wondering if there is a meteor shower tonight? Here are some of the best-known meteor showers.

All times given are listed in Eastern Time. If your location observes Daylight Saving Time, please add one hour to the time shown.

Is There A Meteor Shower Tonight? When Is The Next Meteor Shower?

NameMaximum ActivityHourly RateDirection and TimeSpeed
QuadrantidsJan 3-460-120Northeast 4 to 6 amMedium
LyridsApr 21-2210-20Overhead 2 to 4 amSwift streaks
Eta AquaridsMay 4-520-40Southeast 2 to 4 amVery swift, long paths
Delta AquaridsJul 28-3015-25South 1 to 3 amSlow, long paths
PerseidsAug 12-1450-100Northeast 1 to 3 amVery swift, rich display
OrionidsOct 21-2215-25South 2 to 4 amSwift streaks
South TauridsNov 2-410-20South 1 to 3 amVery slow, bright
North TauridsNov 12-1410-20South 12 to 2 amSlow fireballs
LeonidsNov 17-1810-15S/Southeast 4 to 6 amVery swift
GeminidsDec 13-1450-100Overhead 1 to 3 amMedium
UrsidsDec 22-2315-25North all nightMedium

Catch A Shooting Star With Our Meteor Showers Tips

The best way to watch for meteors is to find a place with a clear view of the sky and arrange for deck chairs or some other comfortable rest. Warm clothing and a blanket—even in summer—are advisable.

Another factor to consider is bright moonlight, which can considerably cut into the potential number of meteors that might be seen. If a gibbous or full Moon is present during your meteor watch, its bright light will make seeing meteors difficult.

Celebrating shooting star superstitions with a meteor shower tonight.

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