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OCTOBER 21 - THE ORIONIDS October is blessed with two meteor showers.
This is still more meteors per hour than expected during the November Orionids later in the month, (https://solarsystem.
Tom Kerss, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, said: "The Orionids is a modest shower, producing around 20 meteors per hour at best under absolutely perfect conditions.
Meanwhile, a 2017 meteor shower guide published by Earthsky , shows that meteor showers, called Orionids, are expected this month.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the October meteor shower Orionids will be active from Oct.
A second meteor shower, the Orionids, will also take place later this month, peaking on October 21.
After the Draconids, a second meteor shower called the Orionids arrives later this month.
The shower's radiant is next to Orion's Club, so the Orionids only become active in the hours before dawn when Orion starts wielding his club high.
Active throughout the second half of October, the Orionids should reach their peak rate of activity tonight - with the potential for up to 25 meteors to be visible an hour from a dark location free of light pollution.
October 7-8: The Draconids October 21-22: The Orionids (in Orion)
Several second-tier events, such as the Lyrids in April and the Orionids in October, yield significantly lower rates, typically about 20 per hour.