Orionid meteor shower

2014 Oct 20

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 2014.

The maximum number of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 25 per hour (ZHR). The Moon will be 27 days old at the time of peak activity, and so will present minimal interference.

The radiant of the Orionid meteor shower is at around right ascension 05h57m27s , declination +15°00’00”.