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Look to the sky for the Orionid meteor shower this weekend

Oct 21, 2022 09:19AM ● By Content Editor
Image: Orionid Meteor Shower (WDIO, data from timeanddate.com)

By WDIO News Staff - WDIO News - October 20, 2022

The Orionid meteor shower will peak on the night between October 21 and 22. At its peak, up to 20 meteors are visible every hour. The Orionids are visible every October. The display is caused by debris left by Comet Halley.

No special equipment is needed to view the shower. It’s best to escape city lights and allow time for your eyes to adjust to the dark. The Orionids radiate from a point near the constellation Orion.

According to the Storm Track Weather team, cloud cover is expected to increase overnight Friday into Saturday. Visibility will be best between 11 pm and 1 am. It will be more difficult to find breaks in the clouds by early Saturday morning.

Temperatures will bottom out in mid-30s to low 40s, so dress for the weather!

According to EarthSky, Halley’s Comet was last here in 1986 and will return in 2061. But the Orionids never go away, they’re here every October.


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