Orionids Meteor Shower

October 21, 2021 – October 22, 2021 all-day America/Chicago Timezone

Wear your sunglasses. The full moon will be a problem this year for the Orionids, blocking out all but the brightest meteors. Be patient and look towards the constellation Orion and you might catch a few good ones.

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.