Orionids Meteor Shower

Date: October 20, 2023

Time: 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Event Description

Like the Eta Aquarids, the Orionid meteor shower is a by-product of Halley’s Comet. In 2023 the Orionids are active from Sept.26 to Nov.22 and will peak on Oct 20-21, with clear-sky rates of about 20 meteors per hour.

The moon will be 37% full this year and so will not interfere with Orionid viewing opportunities as much as it did in 2021.

Orionids are named for their radiant near the constellation Orion, the hunter, which is one of the easier constellations to spot with the three stars that make up its “belt.”

The period of activity peaks on Oct. 20 but begins on Sept. 26 and lasts until Nov. 22.

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Orionids Meteor Shower