Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 17, 2013

Orionids Meteor Shower Peaks October 20 to 21, 2013

The best the nights for seeing the peak of the Orionids meteor shower are  October 20 and Sunday, October 21. The highest number of meteors are after midnight and peak time is often in the hours before dawn. This will not be the best year for viewing as there will a bright moon in the sky during peak hours between midnight and dawn.  The Orionids are a result of Earth passing through dust released by Halley’s Comet. Learn more at EarthSky.

 


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