Meteor showers calendar
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All the times are given in Israel standard local time (UTC+2), add 1hour in
case of daylight saving time.
The rise/set/transit and altitude information are given for
Israel (longitude 35°E, latitude 32°N).
Earth passage through densest region in the stream:
14-12-2016 at 02
hour, Israel local time (UTC+2).
Moon Illuminated fraction:
set at 04:18
rise at 15:32
set at 05:26
rise at 16:26
set at 06:33
rise at 17:25
set at 07:36
IMO Code: GEM
Period of activity: 07-12 till
Population index: 2.6
Solar longitude: 262.20
Parent comet: 3200 Phaethon
Radiant Rise: 17:57
Map of the sky visible from Israel on
Israel local time (UTC+2).
Plots of Meteor shower, Sun, and Moon altitude (above the horizon),
during the night of (How to read):
This page present meteor shower information for Israel.
All the times are given in Israeli standard local time
In case of daylight saving time (summer clock), add one hour to all times.
Glossary (For more information see:
meteors in the
How to read the plots
Zenith Hourly Rate. The number of meteors that a single observer
will see in a
if the radiant is in the
and stars as faint as
6.5 are visible with the naked
The position on the
celestial sphere from which the meteors
of a given shower emanate.
Solar longitude (λ)
ecliptic longitude of the
Sun (in the J2000.0 coordinates system),
at the time in which the Earth encounters the densest part
of the meteorid stream.
The three plots at the bottom of the page show the Sun altitude (yellow
line), Moon altitude (purple line), and Radiant altitude
(colored line) as a function
of time during the night.
The color coding on the radiant altitude represent the distance
(in degrees; 1° equal about 1day) from the time in which
the Earth is crossing the densest part of the meteor stream
(which its solar longitude is given in the upper right corner of the plot).
Best circumstances occur when the altitude of the radiant is maximal
at the time in which Earth crosses the densest region of the stream,
and the Moon phase (shown in the upper left) is minimal.