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(Submitted January 13, 1997)

Hello, I am writing a novel and I would like to get information on meteor showers that happen yearly.

The Answer

Here are the dates of the prominent meteor showers that occur every year. I Hope it is of help to you.

Shower When Seen
Quadrantids Jan. 1-5
Lyrids April 16-25
Eta Aquarids April 19 - May 28
Delta Aquarids July 8 - Aug. 19
Perseids July 17 - Aug. 24
Orionids Oct. 2 - Nov. 7
Leonids Nov. 14-21
Geminids Dec. 7 - 17

Good luck with your novel.

Laura Whitlock
for Imagine the Universe!

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