Perseids (Jul-Aug)

The Perseid meteor shower is active between 23rd July and 20th August, peaking 12th August, and can produce zenithal hourly rates (ZHRs) of over 100 meteors per hour.

Periodic comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle is responsible for the debris stream that creates the Perseids, created during its 130 year orbit around the Sun.  The shower has been observed for over 2,000 years with the first observations being made in the far-east.

Please download our Perseids radiant finder chart or see the star map below  (clicking will open a larger version) for the location of the radiant (both produced in TheSkyX Professional Edition).

View the meteor shower calendar