Shooting stars: the Orionids will soon reach their peak

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Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 3:12 PM – The Orionids, the second meteor shower of October, will soon reach their peak.

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Astronomy enthusiasts, you will be well served over the next few days. The Orionids light up the sky between October 2 and November 7.

This year, your best chance of spotting shooting stars will be during the night of October 21-22, when the Orionids reach their peak.

The best time to see meteors will be shortly after midnight, and the spectacle will likely be worth the effort. The sky should indeed be dark enough for easy viewing.

It will be possible to see nearly 20 meteorites per hour in optimal conditions.

The Orionids are debris from the famous Halley’s comet, known since Antiquity. They will radiate from the constellation Orion, but can appear anywhere in the sky.


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