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Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Soon
Posted by: btfc
Date: October 19, 2023 07:25PM
The Orionid meteor shower peaks every year around the night of Oct. 21, which is when the Earth passes through the densest part of the trail left behind by Halley’s Comet, Nichols said. This year, to see the meteor shower, it’s best to stand outside and face southeast between midnight and about 2 or 3 a.m. on Sunday, she said.

In the city, where there’s high light pollution, it might be difficult to see the meteor shower. If the sky is cloudy, it might be even more difficult or near-impossible to see the showers, Nichols said.

The name for the Orionid comes from the Orion constellation. When the streaks of light are followed back to where they originate from in the sky, they come from the same area where the Orion constellation can be seen, Nichols said.

Other meteor showers that can be viewed are the Leonids in November and the Geminids in December.

For more information about meteor showers and their schedules, visit the American Meteor Society website. They have a calendar of when meteor showers are active.

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Re: Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Soon
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: October 19, 2023 09:15PM
I will be out on my backyard if it’s clear.

Especially since the mosquitoes are dead now.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/19/2023 09:16PM by Lizabeth.
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