Perseids Meteor Shower (Peak Time and Condition)


Perseids in August is one of the best meteor showers. In 1991 and 1992, outburst activity was obeserved by the return of paranet comet. It is easy to observe in visual because Perseids provides a lot of bright meteors.
In Radio Meteor Observation, Perseid activity is also possible to catch clearly every year. Since the geocentric velocity is very fast as 59km/s, it is no much meteor echoes comparing with visual observation. On the other hand, a lot of long echoes more than 20 seconds are caught. The maximum both visual and radio occuer around λ=139°.9-λ=140°.0.

Information of Perseids

Name (code)Perseids (007 PER)
ActiveVisual(IMO)Jul.17th – Aug.24th
Radio(IPRMO)Aug.11th – Aug.14th
Radiantα = 46° / δ = +58°
featureZHR(max):100, r=2.6, V:59km/s
Radio) Maximum Activity Level=1.2 FWHM:-0°.65/+0°.70
Parant Comet109P/Swift-Tuttle

Reference and Useful Links

2021 Meteor Shower Calendar (International Meteor Organization)
– A new Working List of meteor showers (Rainer Arlt et al), WGN 34:3(2006)
– Meteor Shower Workbook 2014 (J.Rendtel) ? International Meteor Organization (2014)
– Major and Daytime Meteor Showers using Radio Meteor Observation in the World covering the period 2001-2016(H.Ogawa and C.Steyaert), WGN 45:4(2017)
The American Meteor Society (AMS)

Conditions in the future (2021-2025) for Radio Meteor Observations

Below lists are observig conditions for radio meteor observers in 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025. This is listed for radio observers (NOT for visual observers). You can see visual observing conditions as following AMS site.
icon Conditions for Visual Observers (by AMS)

Conditions in North America

Time : Daylite-Saving Time

YearPeak Time and Condition (λ=140°.0)Comments for Radio Obs.
YearPeak Time and Condition
2021Aug 12th 16hnormalAug 12th 15hgoodAug 12th 14hgoodAug 12th 13hbestAug 12th 12hbestbetter condition at western
2022Aug 12th 22hBestAug 12th 21hGoodAug 12th 20hGoodAug 12th 19hNormalAug 12th 18hNormalbetter condition at eastern
2023Aug 13th 04hBestAug 13th 03hBestAug 13th 02hBestAug 13th 01hBestAug 13th 00hBestBest condition !
2024Aug 12th 11hbestAug 12th 10hbestAug 12th 09hbestAug 12th 08hbestAug 12th 07hbestBest condition !
2025Aug 12th 17hnormalAug 12th 16hnormalAug 12th 15hgoodAug 12th 14hgoodAug 12th 13hbestbetter condition at western

Major cities (example)
AST(Halifox, etc.), EST(NewYork,Ottawa, etc.), CST(Cicago, etc.), MST(Denver, etc.), PST(LosAngeles, etc.)

Conditions in Other region

Time : Standard Time (NOT daylight-saving time)

YearPeak Time and Condition (λ=140°.0)Comments for Radio Obs.
YearPeak and Condition
2021Aug 12th 19hnormalAug 12th 20hnormalAug 13th 00hgoodAug 13th 04hBestEast Asia is better condtion
2022Aug 13th 01hBestAug 13th 02hBestAug 13th 06hBestAug 13th 10hBestAsia is best condition
2023Aug 13th 07hBestAug 13th 08hBestAug 13th 12hGoodAug 13th 16hNormalWest Europe is better
2024Aug 12th 14hGoodAug 12th 15hNormalAug 12th 19hNormalAug 12th 23hGoodlow radiant elevation
2025Aug 12th 20hBestAug 12th 21hBestAug 13th 01hBestAug 13th 05hBestAsia is better condition

GMT:United Kingdom, CET:Itarly, IST:India, JST:Japan

Results of Perseids by Radio Meteor Observations

Result of Perseids is recorded by worldwide radio meteor observers.
icon Result of Perseids