Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks in October

Mid-October will see the climax of the Orionid meteor shower, one of the year's most stunning celestial displays.

Halley's Comet

Halley's Comet, a well-known comet that orbits the Sun every 75 years, left behind the Orionids.

When to Watch the Meteor Shower

From October 20 to 22, just before dawn, is the optimum time to see the Orionid meteor shower.

Meteor Shower Viewing Tips

Give your eyes at least 30 minutes to become used to the darkness. Recline and enjoy the expansiveness of the sky.

Expect the Unexpected

The Orionids can generate up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak, although meteor showers are unpredictable.

Patience is Key

If you don't instantly see meteors, don't give up. When watching a meteor shower, patience and perseverance are rewarded.

Capture the Moment

Try taking long exposure photos of the meteor shower if you have a camera.

Enjoy the Celestial Show

Unwind, take in the view, and be in awe of the universe's magnificence.

A Cosmic Connection

We are reminded of our place in the great cosmos and its cosmic wonders by meteor showers.

A Yearly Celestial Treat

Since the Orionid meteor shower occurs only a year, make sure to mark your calendars for October of the next year.