Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Orionid Meteor Shower Tonight to Light Up the Evening

The Orionid meteor shower tonight should be beautiful. It is the second of two metero showers that occur each year as a result of Earth passing through debris released by Halley's Comet. Tonight the sky will be moonless, providing stargazers with a excellent chance for a good view of the display.

The Orionids are named because the meteor shower will appear to radiate from near the constellation Orion, the Hunter. The meteor shower tonight will produce from 20-25 meteors per hour.

The best viewing times for the meteor shower tonight bill be from 1 AM until dawn local time Wednesday morning. Fortunately for all, that's regardless of the viewer's location.


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