Orionids Meteor Shower

Start date: October 2, 2019

End date: November 7, 2019

Orionids

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.

Shower details – Radiant: 06:20 +15.5° – ZHR: 20 – Velocity: 41 miles/sec (swift – 67km/sec) – Parent Object: 1P/Halley

Next Peak – The Orionids will next peak on the Oct 21-22, 2019 night. On this night, the moon will be 45% full.