Meteor Showers in 2023 (shooting stars) & Stargazing groups

As you know am an amateur StarGazer and Astrophotographer. I’ve tracked many nearby objects (Moon, Jupiter, Mars, Venus ) and once captured a meteor on video (link below). I’ve spotted many beautiful meteors in later part of 2022, but yet to take good photos. So here’s to more success in 2023.

Meteors 2023 Info collated by Mani Navasothy

namepeakHourly rate*OriginNormal limits
Quadrantids3-4 January110asteroid 2003 EH128 Dec-12 Jan
Lyrids22-23 April18comet Thatcher14-30 April
Eta Aquariids6 May50comet 1P/Halley19 Apr-28 May
Alpha Capricornids30 July5?3 July -15 Aug
Delta Aquariids30 July25comet 96P/Machholz12 July – 23 Aug
Perseids12-13 Aug100comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle17 July – 24 Aug
Draconids8-9 Oct<10comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner6-10 October
Southern Taurids10-12 Oct5? Asteroid 2004 TG10 and Comet 2P/Encke10 Sept- 20 Nov
Orionids21-22 Oct25comet 1P/Halley2 Oct- 7 Nov
 Northern Taurids12-13 No5Asteroid 2004 TG10 and Comet 2P/Encke20 Oct- 10 Dec
Leonids17-18 Nov10comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle6-30 Nov
Geminids14-15 Dec150the asteroid 3200 Phaethon4-20 Dec
The Ursids22-23 Dec10comet 8P/Tuttle17-26 Dec
Table of Meteors in 2023 – compiled by Mani Navasothy

I’ve found some good Stargazing/ meteor watch groups. here’s a brief list (I’ll add to this when i have more info)

My clip of a Meteor (YT link) 13th August 2013

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