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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 18, 2012

Orionids Meteor Shower Peaks October 20 to 21

The Orionids may be seen between October 15 to 29. The best the nights for seeing the peak of the Orionids meteor shower are Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21. The Moon sets by around midnight, so light pollution will not be a problem.  The highest number of meteors are after midnight and peak time is often in the hours before dawn. The Orionids are a result of Earth passing through dust released by Halley’s Comet. Learn more at EarthSky.

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