Great Meteor Showers
In recent years, the most visible meteor shower has to be the Perseids. It takes place on the 12th of August every year at around one meteor per minute. NASA came up with a tool for calculating the number of meteorites hitting Earth in an hour. Then you have the Leonid meteor shower, which peaks at around the 17th of November every year. Around every 33 years, this Leonid shower will produce a meteor storm, which will be rising at rate of thousands of these rocks per hour.
Such Leonid storms gave rise to the term meteor shower in November 1833, when it was first realized that these meteors radiated from Gamma Leonis, a star quite near to the Earth. The last storms were seen in 1999, 2001, and 2002. Before that, there were several such storms, which took place in the years 1767, 1799, 1833, 1867, and even 1966. When this Leonid shower is not in its storming mode, it is also less active than that of the Perseids.