Orionid meteor shower

Sunday 20th Oct 201322:00

The Orionid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity.

Some shooting stars will be visible each night from 16 Oct to 30 Oct, but the best show will be expected on or around 21 October 2013.

The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 25 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 16 days old at the time of peak activity, and being so close to Full Moon, will severely limit the observations that will be possible.

The radiant of the Orionid meteor shower is at around right ascension 05h58m24s , declination +15°00’00” .