Orionid meteor shower

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Get Set for Pre-Dawn Meteor Shower

It's a great year to see the Orionids, astronomers say

(Newser) - The annual Orionid meteor shower will be at its peak before dawn today, and astronomers say that since it is very close to a new moon, conditions will be just right to see around 20 meteors per hour. A NASA spokesman says "observing conditions should be ideal" for "... More »

Meteor Shower Tonight

Orionids peak overnight

(Newser) - Night owls get a light show tonight—the Orionid meteor shower peaks in the overnight hours. Things should pick up about midnight, but the best viewing will probably be just before dawn. The Earth is passing through debris from Halley's Comet, though the comet itself won't be making... More »

Orionid Meteor Shower Headed This Way

Moon likely to obscure comet dust

(Newser) - The annual Orionid meteor shower will peak just before dawn on Friday and Saturday this week —although the sight won't be as amazing in years past, astronomers say. The meteor shower—caused by Earth passing through a cloud of dust left behind by Halley's comet—will be... More »

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