Disclaimer: To watch meteor showers, you have to find best location with clear view of sky & less light pollution.
Every year Earth completes a complete one rotation around the Sun. While rotating, Earth passes through millions of cosmic debris few times in whole year. This results in meteor shower, up to ten meteors you can spot per hour, if you’re lucky enough.
The leftover meteors travel through the solar system, sometimes rotate the Sun itself, leaves behind a trail of rocks and ice. When these all leftover debris crash into our Earth’s atmosphere, we can see the amazing cosmic firework display from the ground, with naked eye, of course.
Naming scheme of a meteor shower is originated from the constellation in the sky. For example you can watch Orionid shower only when Orion constellation is properly visible.
How to watch:
You have to find a good location with less light pollution and clear sky. If you happen to be living in countryside, you’re in luck. These kind of meteor shower actually become visible for some days, but peaks only at a specific time. The showers becomes more visible after midnight and before dawn.
Nearby Meteor shower date:
This meteor shower is active from 28th December to 12th January. Meteor shower will peak around 2nd-3rd January.