This is an updated version of a blog I first wrote several years ago, on the occasion of a previous meteor shower. I wrote:
…this has given me a great idea for casting a simple magic spell to make all your dreams come true. Here it is:
Make a list of all your wishes before going to sleep, and use the power of lucid dreaming to dream about the Leonid meteor shower from the comfort of your own bed!
This will be just as effective as actually watching it, and it has the advantage of being a lot warmer and more comfortable.
More to the point: it occurs to me that certain meteor showers occur every year with predictable certainty. Hence, if there is anything in this whole “wishing upon a star” business, there must be certain days of the year which are always bound to be luckier than others.
I have therefore compiled a list for these “lucky days” for 2015:
|Quadrantids||Jan 1st to 10th||Jan 3rd / 4th|
|Lyrids||April 16th to 25th||April 22nd / 23rd|
|Eta Aquarids||April 19th to May 26th||May 6th / 7th|
|Alpha Capricornids||July 11th to August 10th||July 27th / 28th|
|Delta Aquarids||July 21st to August 23rd||July 28th / 29th|
|Perseids||July 13th to August 26th||August 12th / 13th|
|Orionids||October 4th to November 14th||October 21st / 22nd|
|Southern Taurids||September 7th to November 19th||October 23rd / 24th|
|Northern Taurids||October 19th to December 10th||November 11th / 12th|
|Leonids||December 4th to 16th||December 13th / 14th|
|Ursids||December 17th to 23rd||December 21st / 22nd|
For more information, follow this link to the American Meteor Society Meteor Shower Calendar.