Orion and the Orionids

The Orionids are a bit of an erratic meteor shower

The Constellation OrionOrionids: This is a very interesting meteor shower. It typically has a medium rate of around 20 shooting stars per hour but it is known for producing meteors that are yellow and green which makes it quite unique and it often produces large meteors described as fireballs. It can be an erratic meteor shower that is spread out over a period of time but usually the best is from Oct 17-25 with a peak around Oct 21 and 22.

I have a complete listing of Meteor showers for the year here

 

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