Talk:List of meteor showers

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what does ZHR stand for? fojxl 23:16 Apr 3, 2003 (UTC)

'Zenithal Hourly rate', sort of a standard way to express the shower intensity (need an article of course). -- looxix 23:28 Apr 3, 2003 (UTC)

ahh, all becomes clear fojxl 23:48 Apr 3, 2003 (UTC)

To make it still more clearer, it is an idealized frequency. A normal HR, hourly rate is simply the number of observed meteors per hour in a dark sky, where the observers are so many that every meteor from the radiant is observed and correctly identified. ZHR is the frequency that would have been if the radiant was in Zenith all the time, something that is physically impossible, but not too hard to compute, if valid HRs are measured. Rursus 19:42, 30 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I don't really like how this table is done codewise, there's too much html code and it's confusing, but I'm unfamilar with the wiki formatting for tables like this. (Phaldo)

Nevermind, figured it out, and thanks to Python I was able to very easily convert it from HTML to wiki format :) Phaldo 14:19, 6 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Too bad the table only sorts alphabetically. The Letter J 01:31, 16 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Agreed. 2009 is almost over, but next year the dates ought to be written in number format: MM-DD so that it will work with the alphabetic limitation of the table. user:smIsle 2009-11-22 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:03, 23 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What year is this for?[edit]

Title pretty much says it. —Keenan Pepper 01:53, 20 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Seems to be recurring each year. Not sure though. I hate to register 00:31, 18 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes it's for every year, it's a mean value over the years, presuming that the shower is pretty constant. If it isn't, it should be marked as variable. Rursus 19:45, 30 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Missing in the table[edit]

Important information missing in the table: whether the shower is a daylight or nighttime shower. Rursus 19:45, 30 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Moon Phase[edit]

Adding info on Moon phase for different year may be helpful, IMO.


It would be useful to indicate whether the showers are Northern or Southern hemisphere. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:43, 19 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sort by Date faulty[edit]

If you attempt to sort meteor showers by date, rather than list them in chronological order, it orders them based on the day number, which means they don't organize in any meaningful manner. In lieu of a more sophisticated sorting algorithm, I would suggest changing the date format to mm/dd/yy, that way meteor showers would then could be ranked in the order they happen. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:02, 1 September 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

New meteor shower[edit]

--✯Earth100✯ (talk✉) 09:33, 12 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

By hemisphere[edit]

This might be more user-friendly if it were split into "northern hemisphere" and "southern hemisphere" tables. This is probably a general interest article, and is being viewed by a lot of readers that may not realize they won't see many Alpha Centaurids from New Jersey. Also, how precise do we really need to be with the dates? It's not likely this is going to be updated every year. Geogene (talk) 02:40, 23 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

SCP number[edit]

A few articles give a SCP number to minor meteor showers. What's that? Who numbers them? Jim.henderson (talk) 00:28, 3 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The only article I could find was 2019 OK. The meteor shower referenced there is identified as "SCP #1042". Actually, that is two different ID codes for the shower, a letter code and a number code assigned by the IAU Meteor Data Center. If this is not what you are referencing, please include a link and I will look into it. --Lasunncty (talk) 07:55, 4 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]