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Orionids Meteor Shower.

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Orionids Meteor Shower

Next period of activity: October 2nd, 2020 to November 7th, 2020

Peak: Oct 20-21, 2020 – the moon will be 24% illuminated.

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

Data from the American Meteor Society.

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