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CentaurZ

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks 2019 OCT 21-22

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The annual Orionid Meteor Shower may already be underway. It is expected to peak during the night of 2019 OCT 21-22. Its radiant is in the constellation Orion. That is the direction toward which the meteor tails point, but the meteors are equally likely to appear anywhere in your sky. The Orionids are debris from the famous periodic comet 1P/Halley.

At the peak between 10 and 70 meteors per hour may be seen by some sharp eyed folks. The show begins after Orion rises in the late evening and intensifies until morning twilight. Since Orion lies on the celestial equator, the shower is easily observed from all geographic latitudes. The waning Half Moon during the shower peak this year may provide only a modest amount of interference.

Descriptions of the shower or perhaps even lucky photos would be welcome additions to this thread.

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Thanks for the heads up. Was out with the mongrels at 2am this morning and thought for a moment I glimpsed a very faint one that would definitely have been an Orionid.

With the bright moon, hard to be sure I had really seen it.

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Lets hope they make it through the clouds.......😭

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Showers have been peaking here for the last four weeks :(

James

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We've got another tropical system coming in off the gulf! I'd love to set the camera up but not taking the chance of it getting wet.

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