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2014 

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meteors
per
hour

moon phase
(% illuminated) 
moon up
during peak?
Comet of origin
QuadrantidsBootesDec 28-Jan 12Jan 2-380nearly new (5%)sets ~6:00pm2003 EH1
LyridsLyraApr 16 - 25Apr 22-2320 gibbous (40%)rises 3:30 amC/1861 G1 Thatcher
Eta AquaridsAquariusApr 19 - May 28May 5-630

 quarter (50%)

sets 1:30 am1P Halley
Delta AquaridsAquariusJul 12 - Aug 23Jul 28-2920 nearly new (4%)sets 9:45 pm96P Machholz
PerseidsPerseusJul 17 - Aug 24Aug 12-1380nearly full (91%)sets 9:30 pm109P/Swift-Tuttle
DraconidsDracosOct 6-10Oct 8-9<10full (99%)rises 7:45 pm21P/Giacobini-Zinner
OrionidsOrionOct 2 - Nov 2Oct 21-2220 nearly new (3%)rises 5:00 am1P/Halley 
LeonidsLeoNov 6- 30Nov 17-1815crescent (19%)rises 3:00 am55P/Tempel-Tuttle
GeminidsGeminiDec 4 - 17 Dec 13-14110quarter (53%)rises midnight3200 Phaethon


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