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Orionid Meteor Shower

Meteor shower

Sun 2 OctMon 7 Nov 2016

This year the Orionid Meteor Shower will be visible from 2 October to 7 November, peaking on 20 October.

The Orionids are a remnant of Comet Halley and at its peak you could see up to 20 shooting stars per hour. Orionid meteors are known to be very fast travelling at around 41 miles per second, and typically on the faint side, although with clear, dark skies you still have a good chance of spotting one with its persistent, long trail.

The Orionid meteor shower is named as such because it appears to radiate from the constellation Orion, which is one of the most visible and recognisable in the sky throughout the world. 

Ideal weather conditions

Star gazers will be looking for clear, cloudless skies to have the best possible chance of catching a glimpse of the meteor shower. Ideally a location away from light pollution will be of benefit.  

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  • Cloudy 24 °C

    18 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny day 23 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny day 24 °C

    15 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
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Warnings
Overcast Overcast Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Light shower night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 40% 40%
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 4 6 SSE 3 5 S 3 4 SSE 3 5 SE 3 5 ESE 4 6 E 6 10 E 7 13 E 9 15 E 9 16 E 9 16 ESE 9 17 ESE 8 15 E 9 17 E 9 17 E 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
91% 86% 80% 73% 67% 62% 60% 57% 58% 59% 62% 65% 71% 76% 78% 81%
UV index Expand
1 2 3 3 4 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 20:09 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 August 2017)
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Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 8 16 E 7 15 E 6 14 E 6 14 ESE 5 13 E 5 12 E 6 14 E 6 13 ESE 5 12 SE 5 10 S 4 9 SW 6 11 WSW 7 13 W 8 16 W 10 19 W 10 20 W 10 21 W 10 21 W 10 21 W 10 22 W 10 21 W 9 19 W 9 19 W 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 82% 82% 82% 82% 82% 82% 82% 80% 76% 73% 71% 71% 71% 67% 61% 57% 52% 50% 51% 54% 58% 61% 66%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 24 August 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
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17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 17 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
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16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 8 16 WSW 7 15 WSW 6 13 WSW 6 12 WSW 9 19 WSW 10 22 WSW 10 22 W 8 17 WSW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
70% 73% 84% 87% 71% 55% 51% 53% 62%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 25 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 16 ° 20 ° 22 ° 22 ° 19 °
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15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 19 ° 21 ° 21 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 5 10 WSW 4 7 SSW 3 6 SW 3 9 W 4 12 SSW 4 13 SSW 5 12 NNW 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
73% 80% 84% 72% 57% 50% 53% 65%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:01 Sunset: 20:03 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 26 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 22 ° 21 ° 19 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 4 10 NNE 4 9 NNE 5 10 NNE 6 14 NE 6 15 NE 7 16 NNW 6 15 NE 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
74% 79% 83% 75% 61% 57% 59% 70%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 20:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 27 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 23 ° 22 ° 20 °
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18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 °
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NNE 5 11 NNW 5 10 NNE 5 10 NNE 6 13 NNE 6 15 NNE 7 16 NW 6 15 NNE 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
77% 82% 85% 77% 62% 57% 59% 68%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 19:59 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Monday (Monday 28 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 5 11 NNE 5 11 NNE 5 11 ESE 6 14 NNE 8 18 SSW 9 19 SSW 8 17 S 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
77% 83% 86% 77% 61% 59% 61% 78%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 19:57 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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