If December’s multiple meteor showers left you craving more, you’re in luck! Tonight is the peak of the quadrantid meteor shower, and we’ve got your list of all the major meteor showers to put on your calendar for 2019.
Quadrantids: peaking January 3 and 4, 2019, and continuing through January 13.
Lyrids: April 16 to April 25, peaking April 22-23.
Eta Aquarids: April 19 to May 28, peaking on May 5-6. This shower is mainly visible in the southern hemisphere, but sometimes we can see a few meteors in the northern hemisphere, too.
Perseids: July 13 to August 26, peaking on August 12-13. This is the classic summer meteor shower; throw out a blanket under the stars and enjoy.
Orionids: October 2 to November 7, peaking around October 21.
Leonids: November 5 to November 30, peaking around November 18.
Geminids: December 4 to December 16, peaking December 13-14.
Ursids: December 17 to December 23, peaking December 22.
These meteor showers occur every year around the same time, as the Earth passes through trails of debris from comets (the Eta Aquarids and Orionids both originate from Halley’s comet). Most are stronger some years than others, and a full moon can interfere with visibility. Still, mark your calendar for these peak dates, and you’re bound to see a few good shows.