Meteor showers: IAU 3-letter codes

Below are the recognised meteor showers ordered by IAU 3-letter shower code. They are the 581 showers listed by the IAU Meteor Data Center on 2014 June 26th. Each shower has a unique identifier (number and 3-letter code).

Links:
Current list of meteor showers from IAU MDC
Reference on IAU meteor shower nomenclature: Jenniskens (2006)

Identifier Name
0752 AAC April alpha Capricornids
0468 AAH August alpha Herculids
0448 AAL April alpha Librids
0110 AAN alpha Antliids
0474 ABA August beta Aquariids
0471 ABC August beta Capricornids
0138 ABO alpha Bootids
0449 ABS April beta Sextantids
0394 ACA alpha Canis Majorids
0429 ACB alpha Coronae Borealids
0266 ACC alpha Cancrids
0102 ACE alpha Centaurids
0162 ACI alpha Circinids
0231 ACM Daytime alpha Canis Majorids
0109 ACN alpha Carinids
0272 ACO April alpha Comae Berenicids
0539 ACP alpha Cepheids
0314 ACR alpha Crucids
0379 ACT August Cetids
0604 ACZ zeta1 Cancrids
0199 ADC August delta Capricornids
0280 ADL delta Librids
0276 ADR alpha Draconids
0450 AED April epsilon Delphinids
0523 AGC August gamma Cepheids
0518 AHE April 102 Herculids
0331 AHY alpha Hydrids
0505 AIC August iota Cetids
0328 ALA alpha Lacertids
0290 ALL alpha Leonid Complex
0376 ALN August Lyncids
0517 ALO April lambda Ophiuchids
0252 ALY alpha Lyncids
0470 AMD August mu Draconids
0246 AMO alpha Monocerotids
0467 ANA August nu Aquariids
0018 AND Andromedids
0466 AOC August omicron Cetids
0375 AOE August omicron Eridanids
0211 AOR September alpha Orionids
0554 APE alpha Perseids
0371 APG alpha Pegasids
0106 API alpha Pictorids
0144 APS Daytime April Piscids
0122 APX alpha Pyxidids
0310 APY January alpha Pyxidids
0348 ARC April rho Cygnids
0171 ARI Daytime Arietids
0055 ASC alpha Scorpiids
0439 ASX alpha Sextantids
0472 ATA August theta Aquilids
0414 ATR alpha Triangulids
0197 AUD August Draconids
0385 AUM alpha Ursae Majorids
0415 AUP August Piscids
0206 AUR Aurigids
0469 AUS August upsilon Sagittariids
0021 AVB alpha Virginids
0465 AXC August xi Cassiopeiids
0519 BAQ beta Aquariids
0434 BAR beta Arietids
0210 BAU beta Aurigids
0177 BCA beta Cassiopeiids
0332 BCB Bootid-Coronae Borealid Complex
0268 BCD beta Cancrids
0566 BCF 5 Comae Berenicids
0365 BCM beta Camelopardalids
0232 BCN Daytime beta Cancrids
0214 BCP beta Capricornids
0046 BCR beta Craterids
0562 BCT 13 Comae Berenicids
0327 BEQ beta Equuleids
0316 BHD beta Hydrids
0418 BHE beta Herculids
0198 BHY beta Hydrusids
0195 BIN beta Indids
0400 BMO beta Monocerotids
0609 BOT 37 Comae Berenicids
0190 BPE beta Perseids
0347 BPG beta Pegasids
0213 BRC beta Gruids
0401 BSX beta Sextantids
0173 BTA Daytime beta Taurids
0108 BTU beta Tucanids
0382 BUM beta Ursae Majorids
0451 CAM Camelopardalids
0411 CAN c Andromedids
0001 CAP alpha Capricornids
0259 CAR Carinid Complex
0146 CAU beta Coronae Australids
0420 CCA chi Capricornids
0158 CET pi Cetids
0580 CHA chi Andromedids
0275 CLI chi Librids
0253 CMI December Canis Minorids
0306 COL Columbids
0020 COM Comae Berenicids
0063 COR Corvids
0388 CTA chi Taurids
0038 CUR xi Ursae Majorids
0304 CVE c Velorids
0403 CVN Canum Venaticids
0497 DAB December alpha Bootids
0419 DAC Daytime April Cetids
0334 DAD December alpha Draconids
0131 DAL delta Aquilids
0297 DAQ delta Aquariid Complex
0258 DAR December alpha Aurigids
0224 DAU October delta Aurigids
0185 DBA Daytime beta Andromedids
0095 DCA delta Cancrid Complex
0491 DCC December delta Cancrids
0293 DCE Daytime omega Cetid Complex
0107 DCH delta Chamaeleontids
0443 DCL December Leonids
0398 DCM December Canis Majorids
0141 DCP Daytime chi Piscids
0117 DCQ Daytime c Aquariids
0426 DCR Daytime Craterids
0115 DCS Daytime Capricornids-Sagittariids
0282 DCY delta Cygnids
0261 DDC Daytime delta Scorpiids
0222 DDl Daytime delta Leonids
0354 DDT Daytime delta Triangulids
0154 DEA Daytime epsilon Arietids
0493 DEC December epsilon Craterids
0496 DED December epsilon Eridanids
0494 DEL December Lyncids
0116 DEQ Daytime epsilon Aquariids
0542 DES delta Sextantids
0240 DFV Daytime psi Virginids
0490 DGE December delta Eridanids
0399 DHY December Hydrids
0336 DKD December kappa Draconids
0029 DLE delta Leonid Complex
0047 DLI mu Virginids
0325 DLT Daytime lambda Taurids
0294 DMA Daytime May Arietid Complex
0189 DMC Daytime mu Cancrids
0130 DME delta Mensids
0498 DMH December mu Hydrids
0377 DMO Daytime Monocerotids
0495 DMT December mu Taurids
0289 DNA Northern December delta Arietids
0238 DOR alpha Doradids
0563 DOU December omega Ursae Majorids
0120 DPA delta Pavonids
0446 DPC December phi Cassiopeiids
0553 DPE delta Perseids
0410 DPI delta Piscids
0381 DPL Daytime pi Leonids
0009 DRA October Draconids
0502 DRV December rho Virginids
0288 DSA Southern December delta Arietids
0034 DSE delta Serpentids
0428 DSV December sigma Virginids
0221 DSX Daytime Sexantids
0396 DTA December theta Aurigids
0492 DTH December theta Hydrids
0351 DTR Daytime Triangulids
0311 DVE delta Velorids
0114 DXC Daytime chi Capricornids
0204 DXL Daytime chi Leonids
0151 EAU epsilon Aquilids
0312 ECA epsilon Carinids
0098 ECO epsilon Columbids
0313 ECR eta Carinids
0530 ECV eta Corvids
0209 EER epsilon Eridanids
0023 EGE epsilon Geminids
0529 EHY eta Hydrids
0145 ELY eta Lyrids
0234 EPC October epsilon Piscids
0326 EPG epsilon Pegasids
0324 EPR epsilon Perseids
0513 EPV epsilon Virginids
0191 ERI eta Eridanids
0200 ESE eta Serpentids
0031 ETA eta Aquariids
0433 ETP eta Pegasids
0417 ETT eta Taurids
0186 EUM epsilon Ursae Majorids
0011 EVI eta Virginids
0549 FAN 49 Andromedids
0270 FAO February alpha Orionids
0548 FAQ 15 Aquariids
0608 FAR 14 Aurigids
0600 FAU 43 Aurigids
0570 FBH February beta Herculids
0589 FCA 50 Cancrids
0406 FCB February Comae Berenicids
0111 FCM February Canis Majorids
0603 FCR 15 Cancrids
0568 FCV 14 Canum Venaticids
0427 FED February eta Draconids
0506 FEV February epsilon Virginids
0538 FFA 55 Arietids
0345 FHE f Herculids
0605 FHR 52 Herculids
0511 FLY 15 Lyncids
0516 FMV February mu Virginids
0587 FNC 59 Cygnids
0534 FOA 51 Andromedids
0576 FOB 40 Comae Berenicids
0412 FOP f Ophiuchids
0577 FPI 58 Piscids
0501 FPL February pi Leonids
0551 FSA 47 Andromedids
0536 FSO 47 Ophiuchids
0286 FTA omega Taurids
0546 FTC 43 Cassiopeiids
0565 FUM 59 Ursae Majorids
0531 GAQ gamma Aquilids
0104 GBO gamma Bootids
0277 GCA gamma Camelopardalids
0584 GCE Cepheids-Cassiopeiids
0395 GCM gamma Canis Majorids
0436 GCP gamma Cepheids
0065 GDE gamma Delphinids
0201 GDO gamma Doradids
0184 GDR July Gamma Draconids
0004 GEM Geminids
0378 GER gamma Eridanids
0203 GLE Daytime gamma Leonids
0139 GLI gamma Librids
0574 GMA gamma Ursae Majorids
0118 GNO gamma Normids
0236 GPS gamma Piscids
0239 GPU October gamma Puppids
0218 GSA September gamma Sagittariids
0285 GTA gamma Taurids
0260 GTI gamma Triangulids
0404 GUM gamma Ursae Minorids
0309 GVE gamma Velorids
0223 GVI Daytime gamma Virginids
0291 GVR gamma Virginid Complex
0343 HVI h Virginids
0016 HYD sigma Hydrids
0298 IAQ iota Aquariid Complex
0157 ICA iota Cassiopeiids
0476 ICE iota Cetids
0230 ICS October iota Cassiopeiids
0601 ICT iota Craterids
0525 ICY iota Cygnids
0484 IOA iota Arietids
0374 ISC iota Sculptorids
0617 IUM iota Ursae Majorids
0251 IVI Daytime iota Virginids
0368 JAD July Andromedids
0295 JAQ June Aquilid Complex
0606 JAU January alpha Ursae Majorids
0582 JBC January beta Craterids
0170 JBO June Bootids
0366 JBP July beta Pegasids
0178 JCE July Centaurids
0090 JCO January Comae Berenicids
0458 JEC June epsilon Cygnids
0459 JEO June epsilon Ophiuchids
0265 JGD January gamma Delphinids
0461 JGS July delta Sagittariids
0402 JHY January Hydrids
0431 JIP June iota Pegasids
0319 JLE January Leonids
0166 JLY June Lyrids
0362 JMC June mu Cassiopeiids
0544 JNH January nu Hydrids
0267 JNO January nu Orionids
0614 JOS January omega Serpentids
0175 JPE July Pegasids
0500 JPV January phi Virginids
0510 JRC June rho Cygnids
0463 JRH July rho Herculids
0099 JSC Daytime Scutids
0369 JTR July Taurids
0533 JXA July xi Arietids
0091 JZA January zeta Aurigids
0528 JZD January zeta Draconids
0547 KAP kappa Perseids
0076 KAQ kappa Aquariids
0537 KAU kappa Aurigids
0751 KCE kappa Cepheids
0012 KCG kappa Cygnids
0602 KCR kappa Craterids
0364 KCT kappa Cetids
0380 KDR kappa Draconids
0408 KHY kappa Hydrids
0212 KLE Daytime kappa Leonids
0262 KLI Daytime kappa Librids
0464 KLY kappa Lyrids
0181 KPA kappa Pavonids
0550 KPC kappa Cassiopeiids
0027 KSE kappa Serpentids
0445 KUM kappa Ursae Majorids
0509 KVI kappa Virginids
0473 LAQ lambda Aquariids
0322 LBO lambda Bootids
0119 LCE lambda Centaurids
0235 LCY lambda Cygnids
0383 LDR lambda Draconids
0013 LEO Leonids
0349 LLY lambda Lyrids
0022 LMI Leonis Minorids
0460 LOP lambda Ophiuchids
0143 LPE Daytime lambda Pegasids
0524 LUM lambda Ursae Majorids
0049 LVI lambda Virginids
0303 LVL lambda Velorids
0006 LYR April Lyrids
0455 MAC May alpha Comae Berenicids
0350 MAL May Lacertids
0520 MBC May beta Capricornids
0127 MCA March Cassiopeiids
0559 MCB beta Canis Majorids
0457 MDL May delta Leonids
0142 MDR mu Draconids
0405 MHY mu Hydrids
0370 MIC Microscopiids
0128 MKA Daytime kappa Aquariids
0532 MLD May lambda Draconids
0438 MLE mu Leonids
0148 MLV May lambda Virginids
0271 MLY March Lyncids
0421 MMI May Microscopiids
0453 MML May mu Leonids
0019 MON December Monocerotids
0435 MPR mu Perseids
0456 MPS May psi Scorpiids
0454 MPV May phi Virginids
0180 MSE mu Serpentids
0278 MSR July mu Serpendids
0413 MUL mu Lyrids
0596 MUS 78 Ursae Majorids
0318 MVE mu Velorids
0356 MVL May Vulpeculids
0359 MZC May zeta Cygnids
0039 NAL Northern alpha Leonids
0263 NAN nu Andromedids
0249 NAR November nu Arietids
0483 NAS November alpha Sextantids
0229 NAU nu Aurigids
0432 NBO nu Bootids
0612 NCA 19 Canum Venaticids
0096 NCC North. delta Cancrids
0409 NCY nu Cygnids
0026 NDA Northern delta Aquariids
0391 NDD November delta Draconids
0112 NDL Northern delta Leonids
0220 NDR nu Draconids
0287 NER November epsilon Eridanids
0397 NGM nu Geminids
0482 NGP November gamma Pegasids
0134 NGV Northern gamma Virginids
0245 NHD November Hydrids
0581 NHE 90 Herculids
0121 NHY nu Hydrids
0033 NIA Northern iota Aquariids
0392 NID November i Draconids
0441 NLD November lambda Draconids
0422 NLL Northern Librids-Lupids
0440 NLM November Leonis Minorids
0437 NLY November Lyncids
0155 NMA Northern Daytime May Arietids
0503 NNA 99 Aquariids
0025 NOA Northern October delta Arietids
0152 NOC Northern Daytime omega Cetids
0250 NOO November Orionids
0149 NOP Northern May Ophiuchids
0196 NPH nu Phoenicids
0215 NPI North. delta Piscids
0487 NRC November rho Cygnids
0067 NSA Northern mu Sagittariids
0066 NSC Northern omega Scorpiids
0167 NSS Northern sigma Sagittariids
0488 NSU November sigma Ursae Majorids
0017 NTA Northern Taurids
0337 NUE nu Eridanids
0274 NUM nu Ursae Majorids
0123 NVI Northern March Virginids
0164 NZC Northern June Aquilids
0486 NZP November zeta Perseids
0485 NZT November zeta Taurids
0299 OAR October Arietid Complex
0386 OBC October beta Camelopardalids
0315 OCA omega Centaurids
0233 OCC October Capricornids
0153 OCE Southern Daytime omega Cetids
0083 OCG October Cygnids
0105 OCN Centaurid I Complex
0555 OCP October gamma Camelopardalids
0269 OCS omega Cassiopeiids
0281 OCT October Camelopardalids
0333 OCU October Ursae Majorids
0182 OCY omicron Cygnids
0088 ODR omicron Draconids
0407 OEE October eta Eridanids
0338 OER omicron Eridanids
0086 OGC October gamma Cetids
0569 OHY omicron Hydrids
0387 OKD October kappa Draconids
0515 OLE omicron Leonids
0384 OLP October Leporids
0228 OLY October Lyncids
0284 OMA Omicron Ursae Majorids
0514 OMC omega Capricornids
0389 OME omega Eridanids
0481 OML October mu Leonids
0227 OMO October Monocerotids
0217 OPC omega Piscids
0367 OPG omicron Pegasids
0292 OPH May Ophiuchid Complex
0283 OPL pi Leonids
0008 ORI Orionids
0256 ORN Northern chi Orionids
0257 ORS Southern chi Orionids
0160 OSC omega Scorpiid Complex
0320 OSE omega Serpentids
0241 OUI October Ursae Minorids
0052 OUM omega Ursae Majorids
0147 PAQ phi Aquariids
0244 PAR psi1 Aurigids
0183 PAU Piscis Austrinids
0273 PBO phi Bootids
0187 PCA psi Cassiopeiids
0045 PDF phi Draconids
0007 PER Perseids
0176 PHE July Phoenicids
0254 PHO Phoenicids
0357 PHP phi Pegasids
0101 PIH pi Hydrids
0308 PIP January pi Puppids
0592 PON 91 Piscids
0430 POR September pi Orionids
0599 POS 72 Ophiuchids
0372 PPS phi Piscids
0137 PPU pi Puppids
0425 PSA psi Aurigids
0030 PSC Piscid Complex
0552 PSO pi6 Orionids
0360 PSP psi Pegasids
0339 PSU psi Ursae Majorids
0556 PTA phi Taurids
0622 PUA phi Ursae Majorids
0133 PUM April psi Ursae Majorids
0301 PUP gamma Puppids
0255 PUV Puppid-Velorids I Complex
0302 PVE b Puppids
0089 PVI January pi Virginids
0129 QPE Daytime q Pegasids
0010 QUA Quadrantids
0393 RBO rho Bootids
0094 RGE rho Geminids
0442 RLE rho Leonids
0512 RPU rho Puppids
0594 RSE Serpentids-Coronae Borealids
0163 SAG Scorpiid-Sagittariid Complex
0125 SAL Southern alpha Leonids
0522 SAP Southern alpha Pegasids
0475 SAQ September Aquariids
0219 SAR September mu Arietids
0575 SAU 63 Aurigids
0620 SBO sigma Bootids
0179 SCA sigma Capricornids
0097 SCC South. delta Cancrids
0207 SCS September beta Cassiopeiids
0353 SCT sigma Cetids
0169 SCU Scutids
0005 SDA Southern delta Aquariids
0113 SDL Southern delta Leonids
0560 SES 17 Sextantids
0557 SFD 64 Draconids
0126 SGE March delta Geminids
0610 SGM 68 Geminids
0135 SGV Southern gamma Virginids
0003 SIA Southern iota Aquariids
0416 SIC September iota Cassiopeiids
0296 SIS sigma Sagittariid Complex
0526 SLD Southern lambda Draconids
0136 SLE sigma Leonids
0423 SLL Southern Librids-Lupids
0619 SLM 7 Leonis Minorids
0081 SLY September Lyncids
0156 SMA Southern Daytime May Arietids
0028 SOA Southern October delta Arietids
0424 SOL September-October Lyncids
0479 SOO September omicron Orionids
0150 SOP Southern May Ophiuchids
0225 SOR sigma Orionids
0208 SPE September epsilon Perseids
0216 SPI South. delta Piscids
0305 SPU sigma Puppids
0477 SRP September rho Pegasids
0237 SSA sigma Arietids
0161 SSC Southern omega Scorpiids
0541 SSD 66 Draconids
0330 SSE sigma Serpentids
0069 SSG Southern mu Sagittariids
0168 SSS Southern sigma Sagittariids
0561 SSX 6 Sextantids
0002 STA Southern Taurids
0478 STC September theta Capricornids
0621 SUA 73 Ursae Majorids
0564 SUM 61 Ursae Majorids
0124 SVI Southern March Virginids
0165 SZC Southern June Aquilids
0061 TAH tau Herculids
0159 TAQ tau Aquariids
0174 TAS Daytime theta Aurigids
0247 TAU Taurid Complex
0607 TBO 12 Bootids
0480 TCA tau Cancrids
0321 TCB theta Coronae Borealids
0103 TCE Centaurid II Complex
0317 TCN theta Centaurids
0540 TCR theta Craterids
0598 TCT tau Cetids
0579 TCV Canum Venaticids-Bootids
0390 THA November theta Aurigids
0535 THC theta Cetids
0618 THD 12 Hydrids
0585 THY 33 Hydrids
0586 TLA 2 Lacertids
0573 TLM 32 Leonis Minorids
0613 TLY 31 Lyncids
0616 TOB 26 Comae Berenicids
0572 TOH 21 Herculids
0593 TOL 28 Lyncids
0358 TOP tau Ophiuchids
0615 TOR 35 Comae Berenicids
0508 TPI theta Piscids
0373 TPR theta Perseids
0307 TPU tau Puppids
0340 TPY theta Pyxidids
0192 TRI August Triangulids
0571 TSB 26 Bootids
0558 TSM 27 Monocerotids
0361 TSR theta Serpentids
0583 TTA 12 Taurids
0543 TTB 22 Bootids
0588 TTL 22 Lyncids
0597 TTS theta2 Sagittariids
0595 TTT 13 Taurids
0578 TUM theta Ursae Majorids
0452 TVI theta Virginids
0507 UAN upsilon Andromedids
0194 UCE upsilon Cetids
0092 UER upsilon Eridanids
0015 URS Ursids
0527 UUM upsilon Ursae Majorids
0611 VCF 4 Canum Venaticids
0590 VCT 10 Canum Venaticids
0093 VEL Puppid-Velorids II Complex
0050 VIR March Virginid Complex
0205 XAU xi Aurigids
0545 XCA xi Cassiopeiids
0323 XCB xi Coronae Borealids
0264 XCE xi Cetids
0242 XDR xi Draconids
0346 XHE x Herculids
0567 XHY xi Hydrids
0355 XIC Daytime xi Cetids
0140 XLI April chi Librids
0014 XOR chi Orionid Complex
0188 XRI Daytime xi Orionids
0100 XSA Daytime xi Sagittariids
0341 XUM January xi Ursae Majorids
0335 XVI December chi Virginids
0193 ZAR zeta Arietids
0591 ZBO zeta Bootids
0202 ZCA Daytime zeta Cancrids
0243 ZCN zeta Cancrids
0444 ZCS zeta Cassiopeiids
0040 ZCY zeta Cygnids
0073 ZDR zeta Draconids
0279 ZED July zeta Draconids
0363 ZER zeta Eridanids
0489 ZLE zeta Leonids
0352 ZOP zeta Ophiuchids
0172 ZPE Daytime zeta Perseids
0300 ZPU zeta Puppids
0043 ZSE zeta Serpentids
0226 ZTA zeta Taurids


Page last revised 2014 June 26th by David Asher