THE ORIONID METEOR SHOWER Peaks Very Soon!

Katie Ramirez
October 21, 2018

They are framed by some of the brightest stars in the night sky, adding to their spectacle.

A meteor shower will appear at the end of this week.

The shower peaks on October 21, but the meteors may be visible as early as today after midnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Looking for a show at 2 a.m. this coming Monday morning to kick-start your week?

Accuweather's Dave Samuhel said in an article that the meteor shower is expected to be higher this year with 20 to 25 meteors per hour; however, moonlight could be an issue, as it is almost a full moon overnight.

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Stargazers are awaiting this October's "out of this world" show... the Orionid meteor shower!

To get the best chance of seeing the spectacular, keep away from light pollution.

When heading out tonight or Saturday night, make sure you take some time to look up at the sky. "This comet leaves debris in its wake that strikes Earth's atmosphere most fully around October 20-22, while Earth intersects the comet's orbit, as it does every year at this time".

The Orionids originate from Halley's comet, which was last seen on Earth in 1986.

The meteors are bits of space rock that have entered the earth's atmosphere.

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