THE ORIONID METEOR SHOWER Peaks Very Soon!

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This year's shower will peak during the evening of October 21.

During its peak, people will be able to see up to 20 meteors per hour from the Comet Halley.

For the Orionid shower, the debris you can see is actually pieces of Comet 1P/Halley, famously known as Halley's comet. Be careful to avoid the glare of a fairly full moon, though, which might block some of the meteors from view.

The skies need to be clear too, with very little or no cloud cover.

"Debris from Haley's Comet on the other side of the solar system causes the Eta Aquarius meteor shower in spring, but the Orionids are the more active shower", Samuhel added.

These shooting stars will be visible to the naked eye and best seen in areas with low light pollution, the most dramatic sights will visible between just before midnight on Sunday October 21 into dawn on the Monday morning. "This comet leaves debris in its wake that strikes Earth's atmosphere most fully around October 20-22, while Earth intersects the comet's orbit, as it does every year at this time".

Get far away from city lights.

This year, the best time to view the Orionids will be a brief window after the moon sets and before morning twilight begins. Locate the constellation Orion.

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