Orionids Meteor Shower

October 21, 2020 – October 22, 2020 all-day America/Chicago Timezone

The waxing crescent moon will set before midnight leaving dark skies for what should be a good show! Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight.

The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Halley, which has been known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year on the night of October 21 and the morning of October 22. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Orion, but can appear anywhere in the sky.