Next period of activity: October 2nd, 2019 to November 7th, 2019
The Orionids are a medium strength shower that sometimes reaches high strength activity. In a normal year the Orionids produce 10-20 shower members at maximum. In exceptional years, such as 2006-2009, the peak rates were on par with the Perseids (50-75 per hour). Recent displays have produced low to average displays of this shower.
Next Peak – The Orionids will next peak on the Oct 21-22, 2019 night. On this night, the moon will be 45% full.