February Meteor Showers Guide

February is one of the least active months to watch meteor showers. There are only 3 active events throughout the month and just one has its peak day this month (the Alpha Centaurids). Thankfully, they are all mostly bright and highly visible.

Meteor showers are some of the coolest celestial events to witness. It is not necessary to use a telescope or binoculars to watch them, making them some of the most accessible as well for people that are just getting into astronomy and stargazing.

Every month there are a few meteor showers. They are very consistent and happen every year around the same dates and in the same location in the sky.

If you want to learn more about meteor showers, check out the following articles:

List of February meteor showers

The following are the meteor showers that will happen in the month of February.

The list is sorted by the peak date.

December Leonis Minorids (December 5 – February 4)

General Information

NameDecember Leonis Minorids
Start dateDecember 5
End dateFebruary 4
PeakDecember 20
Speed64 km/s
Zenithal hourly rate5


ConstellationLeo minor
Right ascension10.7
Declination30° 00′ 00″

Alpha Centaurids (January 31 – February 20)

General Information

NameAlpha Centaurids
Start dateJanuary 31
End dateFebruary 20
PeakFebruary 8
Speed58 km/s
Zenithal hourly rate6


Right ascension14h 00m 00s
Declination-10° 00′ 00″

Gamma Normids (February 25 – March 28)

General Information

NameGamma Normids
Start dateFebruary 25
End dateMarch 28
PeakMarch 14
CometC/1864 R1 (Donati) or C/1893 U1 (Brooks)
Speed56 km/s
Zenithal hourly rate6


Right ascension16h 24m
Declination-51° 00′ 00″

Meteor shower guides for other months:

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