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Most of the showers for the rest of 2008 have very low ZHRs and distinguishing between a shower meteor and sporadic will be impossible.

LunarScan 3.0 by Pete Gural, produced these moon charts showing specific meteor shower's radiant's sub-points (or the location on the moon where the radiant would be at the zenith). During a meteor shower, higher levels of meteors impacting the moon may be observed. However, quantifying the sporadic background is more important so coverage of the moon during times of optimum illumination (between 10% and 50%) is more valuable than just shooting showers.


delta-Aurigids (DAU) Sep 05-Oct 10 September 8, 2008



Piscids (SPI) Sep 01-Sep 30; September 19, 2008
ZHR ~ 5 per hour. (Meteor Showers Online - Gary Kronk)



Draconids (GIA) Oct 06-Oct 10; October 8, 2008
The maximum rate typically reaches 1-2 per hour, but outbursts of hundreds or thousands per hour occurred several times during the 20th century. (Meteor Showers Online - Gary Kronk)



epsilon-Geminids (EGE) Oct 14-Oct 27; October 18, 2008



ORI (Orionids) October 21, 2008



Southern Taurids (STA) Oct 01-Nov 25; November 5, 2008
ZHR ~ 7 (Meteor Showers Online - Gary Kronk)



Northern Taurids (NTA) Oct 01-Nov 25; November 12, 2008
ZHR ~ 7 (Meteor Showers Online - Gary Kronk)



Leonids (LEO) Nov 14-Nov 21; November 17, 2008
Unfortunately, not well situated...



alpha-Monocerotids (AMO) Nov 15-Nov 25; November 21, 2008



chi-Orionids (XOR) Nov 26-Dec 15; December 1, 2008
Maximum ZHR ~ 3 (Meteor Showers Online - Gary Kronk)



Dec Phoenicids (PHO) Nov 28-Dec 09; December 6, 2008



Puppid/Velids (PUP) Dec 01-Dec 15; December 6, 2008
(Meteor Showers Online - Gary Kronk)



Monocerotids (MON) Nov 27-Dec 17; December 8, 2008
The moon too close to full to shoot this shower. The overall visual rate of this shower is only 1-2 per hour (Meteor Showers Online - Gary Kronk)



sigma-Hydrids (HYD) Dec 03-Dec 15; December 11, 2008



Geminids (GEM) Dec 07-Dec 17; December 13, 2008
Unfortunately, most meteors will strike the side of the moon facing away from earth.
(Meteor Showers Online - Gary Kronk)



Coma Berenicids (COM) Dec 12-Jan 23 December 19, 2008
The stream's activity is very weak, but numerous meteors have been photographed in the United States and the Soviet Union. Unfortunately, most meteors will strike the side of the moon facing away from earth. (Meteor Showers Online - Gary Kronk)



Ursids (URS) Dec 17-Dec 26; December 22, 2008
This meteor shower is active during the period spanning December 17 to 25, but it peaks on December 22/23. At maximum, rates can normally reach 10 per hour. (Meteor Showers Online - Gary Kronk)



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