Orionid Meteor Shower Peak (Orionids)
October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 20 of October, repeating indefinitely
The Orionid meteor shower, usually shortened to the Orionids, is the most prolific meteor shower associated with Halley’s Comet. The Orionids are so-called because the point they appear to come from, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Orion, but they can be seen over a large area of the sky. Orionids are an annual meteor shower which last approximately one week in late-October. In some years, meteors may occur at rates of 50-70 per hour.
Meteor shower peak activity: October 20-21