Orionids Meteor Shower Peaks October 21-22

The Orionids is a meteor shower produced by dust grains left behind by Halley’s Comet, which has been known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year on the night of October 21 and the morning of October 22. This will be an excellent year for the Orionids because with the new moon on October 23 there will be no moonlight to interfere with the show. Best viewing is after midnight but if you have school-aged astronomers waking up early (around 5am) might be better. Meteors will radiate from the upper right area of the constellation Orion, but can appear anywhere in the sky.


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