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Major Meteor Showers in 2019

Shower Activity
(D/M-D/M)
Maximum
(HKT-D/M)
Zenith Hour Rate (ZHR) Suggested Observation Period Local Observation Condition
Quadrantids 28/12 - 12/1 4/1, 10:20 120 4/1, 1:00 – 6:00 Unfavourable
Lyrids 14/4 - 30/4 23/4, 8:00 18 22/4, 23:00 – 23/4, 5:00 Unfavourable
η-Aquariids 19/4 – 28/5 6/5, 22:00 50 6/5, 3:30 – 5:00 Fair
Perseids 17/7 - 24/8 13/8, 15:00 110 13/8, 0:00 - 5:00 Unfavourable
Orionids 2/10 - 7/11 22/10 20 22/10, 22:30 – 22/10, 5:30 Unfavourable
Leonids 6/11 - 30/11 18/11, 13:00 15 18/11, 2:00 – 6:00 Fair
Geminids 4/12 - 17/12 15/12, 3:00 140 13/12, 21:00 – 14/12, 6:00;
14/12, 21:00 – 15/12, 6:00
Unfavourable

Source of data: International Meteor Organization

Local Observation Condition is estimated by the effect of moonlight during maximum and whether the observation period is favourable to Hong Kong. It is divided into five levels, which are "Bad", "Unfavourable", "Fair", "Favourable" and "Excellent".