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Orionids Meteor Shower

October 20 - October 21

Free
Period: Oct 2–Nov 7
See table of times
Peak: Oct 20–21
Up to 20 meteors per hour
Parent: 1P/Halley
Where: Both Hemispheres

 

In 2021, the Orionids will peak on the night between Oct 20–21

October Meteor Shower

Orionids are active every year in October, usually peaking around October 20/21. At its peak, up to 20 meteors are visible every hour.

They are the second meteor shower of the month—the Draconids usually peak around October 7 or 8.

Dust From Halley’s Comet

The Orionid meteor shower is the second meteor shower created by Comet Halley. The Eta Aquarids in May is the other meteor shower created by debris left by Comet Halley.

Halley takes around 76 years to make a complete revolution around the Sun. It will next be visible from Earth in 2061.

Orionids are named after Orion, because the meteors seem to emerge or radiate from the same area in the sky as the constellation.

 

Green Owl Farmacy is not involved or associated with this event. For more information, please visit the website listed below.

Details

Start:
October 20
End:
October 21
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/meteor-shower/orionid.html
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