The Orionids -Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Meteor-Shower-Tonight-October-2010 The Orionids, the most prolific meteor shower associated with Halley’s comet, is expected to peak tonight. They are called such since their radiant, the point they appear to come from, lies in the constellation Orion. Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office said that in the last three years, the Orionids meteor shower has produced more that 60 meteors per hour creating a “fireworks” show.

The Orionids meteor shower generally begin on October 15 and end on October 29, with its peak occurring during the morning hours of October 20-22. It is more visible in the Northern Hemisphere than on the Southern Hemisphere. 

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