Here is the full list of this year’s meteor showers, starting tonight with the Quadrantids. These often don’t seem to produce much of a spectacle, and particularly not for those who aren’t in the far north, but at least this year there is a very thin crescent moon, and astronomers think this year could be a better year anyway for the Quadrantids so the chances of seeing something tonight are higher than usual. Just look generally north, particularly around the area of the handle of the Plough, the constellation Ursa Major, after midnight.

January 3 Quadrantids
April 22 Lyrids
May 6 Eta Aquarids
July 28 Delta Aquarids
August 12 Perseids
October 8 Draconids
October 21 Orionids
November 5 Taurids
November 17 Leonids
December 13 Geminids
December 21 Ursids

The dates above are when the meteor showers peak, and there is always a window either side, sometimes quite a long window, when meteors can be seen.There is much more information about meteor showers in general and these in particular HERE and HERE.

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