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As of 19-Oct-2019

Orionids

Parent Body: 1P/Halley
Radiant Constellation: Orion
Radiant RA: 06h 24m
Radiant Dec: +15°
Start Date: 10/16
Peak Date: 10/21
End Date: 10/27
Meteor Velocity: 70 km/s
Hourly Rate: 25
The Orionid meteor shower is produced by the Halley's Comet (also responsible for creating the Eta Aquariids, which occur each May). In a normal year the Orionids produce 20-25 shower members at maximum. In exceptional years, the peak rates were on par with the Perseids (50-75 per hour).

Southern Taurids

Parent Body: Comet 2P/Encke
Radiant Constellation: Taurus
Radiant RA: 2h
Radiant Dec: +9°
Start Date: 09/10
Peak Date: 10/10
End Date: 11/20
Meteor Velocity: 27 km/s
Hourly Rate: 5
The Taurids are an annual meteor shower associated with the comet Encke. The meteors are very spread out and diffuse. The Taurids are extremely long-lasting, but usually don't offer more than about 7 meteors per hour. That is true even on the South Taurids' peak night.