Orionids Shower

Map Unavailable

Date/Time

Date(s) - Oct 22, 2014 until Oct 23, 2014
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Location



,

Category(ies)

Astronomical Event

The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Halley, which has been known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year on the night of October 21 and the morning of October 22. This will be an excellent year for the Orionids because there will be no moon to interfere with the show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Orion, but can appear anywhere in the sky.