Next period of activity: October 2nd, 2020 to November 7th, 2020
Peak: Oct 20-21, 2020 – the moon will be 24% illuminated.
The Orionids are a medium strength shower that sometimes reaches high strength activity. In a normal year the Orionids produce 10-20 shower members at maximum. In exceptional years, such as 2006-2009, the peak rates were on par with the Perseids (50-75 per hour). Recent displays have produced low to average displays of this shower.
Data from the American Meteor Society.
Interactive animation from MeteorShowers.org.