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Can Orionids be seen in Zimbabwe?


Harare, capital of Zimbabwe.

We recommend you read the introduction to meteor showers.

Orionids(ORI) meteor shower will be active from Wednesday, October 2 2019 until Thursday, November 7 2019. Its peak day is Tuesday, October 22 2019, according to information published by the International Meteor Organization. For more information, check out the meteor shower calendar 2019.

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Position of Orionids

Orionids's radiant during its peak day will be at alpha=95°, delta=+16°. The zenithal hourly rate is: 20 meteors per hour.

The visibility of a meteor shower depends on several factors: geographic coordinates of observer and elevation, time of the day, city lights pollution, the weather and the terrain. For reference, we have calculated the position (elevation / azimuth) of Orionids's radiant in the sky during its peak day, Tuesday, October 22 2019, for the following cities in Zimbabwe.

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CityTime
00:0002:0004:0006:0008:0010:0012:0014:0016:0018:0020:0022:00
Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.
Harare18°66°42°47°56°48°321°25°298°--------------

The Sky and Stars in Zimbabwe

The following is a simulation of the sky and stars as seen from Harare, Zimbabwe during its peak day starting at 00:00.

You may adjust the speed of the simulator backward or forward to see the movement of the radiant over the horizon.

Content last updated on 2016-01-06