Orionid meteor shower

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Orionid Meteor Shower Should Be Good Viewing

Peak display will be early morning hours Wednesday

(Newser) - It's the gas trails that set the Orionid meteor shower, which will peak Wednesday, apart. They might break into bright bits, CNN reports, or they can spread out for several seconds after the meteor has vanished. And it's a fast meteor shower, with Earth hitting a stream of... More »

Remnants of Halley's Comet Back in the Skies

The annual Orionid meteor shower is peaking

(Newser) - The annual Orionid meteor shower is back, and night owls should get a peek Monday and Tuesday night. Space.com recommends trying between 11pm and 12:30am local on Monday night, and from 11pm until 1:30am on Tuesday night. Under the best of circumstances, sky watchers can see between... More »

'Fireball-Like' Sky Show Headed Our Way

The Orionids are peaking Saturday night after midnight

(Newser) - The Orionids are back, and MLive.com says this weekend's celestial display will be "beautiful" and "fireball-like." Per Vox , the meteor shower will peak overnight Saturday into Sunday, blasting about 15 to 20 meteors per hour through the night sky. It will be easiest to see... More »

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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