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Since Orionids is the second firstest meteor shower, a lot of bright meteors and trains are observed. The parant comet is 1P/Halley. In 2006 and 2007, outburst activities were observed in the world.
In Radio Meteor Observation, it is not too much meteor echoes because the geocentric velocity is very fast as 66km/s. In 2006 and 2007, however, outbusts were observed as same as visual observation.
Although a lot of meteor echoes are not observed, a lot of long echoes are observed.

Information of Orionids

NAME Orionids
Solar Longitude(MAX) 208°
Radiant α = 95° / δ = +16°
feature ZHR(max):30, r=2.4, V:66km/s
Parant Comet 1P/Halley
Reference The International Meteor Organization

Condition of observation in maximum night (2015 - 2020)

MAX.Time(UT) moon
2015 21d23h 8 no moonlight after midnight
2016 21d05h 19 interference of moonlight after full-moon
2017 21d11h 1 West America is under the best condtion
2018 21d17h 13 interference of full-moonlight
2019 21d23h 23 interference of a last quarter moon
2020 21d05h 4 Europe is under best condition


Result of Orionids is recorded.(mainly Radio Meteor Observation)
icon Result of Orionids