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14 meteor showers peak in August, with the major Perseids peaking on August 12/13.
Southern Iota Aquariids Meteor Shower
The Southern Iota Aquariids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Aquarius.
The meteor shower occurs between July 1 – September 18 and peaks on August 6/7 every year.
The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Iota Aquarii.
ta Eridanids Meteor Shower
The Eta Eridanids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Eridanus between August 3 – 14 with its peak occurring on August 9 every year.
The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Azha
You may be able to see up to 6 meteor fireballs during the peak flying throught the atmosphere at a speed of 65 km/s.
The likely source of the meteor shower is Comet Chacornac, although some believe it may also be Comet Pons-Gambart.
The meteor shower is best seen in the southern hemisphere, although the northern hemisphere could also get an amazing show.
August Omicron Cetids Meteor Shower
The annual August Omicron Cetids meteor shower takes place on August 10 within the boundaries constellation of Cetus and the closest star to the radiant point is Mira (Right Ascension: 29.8 and Declination: -0.1).
Do not expect seeing lots of meteors but big ones flying at a speed of 66 km/s across the sky. Awesome!
August Nu Aquariids Meteor Shower
The annual August Nu Aquariids meteor shower takes place on August 12 within the boundaries constellation of Aquarius. Agin (see above).
The closest star to the radiant point is Nu Aquarii or Right Ascension: 318.1 and Declination: -12.2.
The source of the meteor shower is Comet 72P/Denning-Fujikawa and fragments are disintegrating at a speed of 21 km/s.
Perseids Meteor Shower
The Perseids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Perseus between July 23-August 22 and peaking on August 12-13 every year.
During the MAJOR shower, about 100 bright to very bright meteors are expected per hour with a speed of approximately 59 km/s.
The Radiant Point location is Miram near the border with Cassiopeia. Coordinates are Right Ascension: 48.2 and Declination: 58.1.
The Perseids are associated with Comet Swift-Tuttle, taking 133 years to complete its orbit.
Perseids are better seen in the northern hemisphere. The meteor shower should be visible as soon as it gets dark in the northern hemisphere. The radiant point will get higher in the sky over the course of the night.