The Orionid Shower 2008
- Active October 16 - 27
- Maximum October 20
- Maximum ZHR about 25
Arrow and dot show extreme positions of radiant (beginning and end of shower period) and also the position of the radiant at the time of maximum.
Characteristics of the showerThis shower is active in mid to late October but it should be borne in mind that the radiant does not gain respectable altitude until the morning hours.
Circumstances for 2008With a full Moon on October 14th, the shower is unvavourable in 2008.
Page activated December 2006