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Orionids Meteor Shower

Predicting 20 shooting stars per hour!

Here's another modest shower due to Halley's Comet. Light from a waxing gibbous Moon will be a nuisance until it sets around 1 a.m. After that, you might glimpse up to 20 meteors per hour from a dark site in the hours before dawn. The shower’s radiant is located above Orion’s bright reddish star Betelgeuse. That's close enough to the celestial equator for observers in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres to enjoy the show. - See more