2018 Orionid Meteor Shower

Seen any good fireballs lately?
Post Reply
Christopher K.
Posts: 4412
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

2018 Orionid Meteor Shower

Post by Christopher K. » October 1st, 2018, 4:33 pm

The Orionids officially begin after midnight, and last through the morning of 7 November; the peak is the morning of 21 October. Sadly, there's a waxing gibbous Moon which does not lower to fifteen degrees until 3:48am. That will give about two good hours of darkness, and anyway the peak hour is usually the 5am hour.

Today NASA's All-Sky Network recorded eighteen fireballs; none of them were connected to any recorded shower.

Post Reply