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THE ORIONID METEOR SHOWER Peaks Very Soon!

THE ORIONID METEOR SHOWER Peaks Very Soon!

Expect to see about 15 meteors per hour at peak.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich (ROG) says the Orionid Meteor Shower "is one of the best known and most reliable meteor showers in the annual calendar, visible from across the globe".

During its peak, people will be able to see up to 20 meteors per hour from the Comet Halley.

The sky will light up this weekend as the Orionid meteor shower peaks.

While mostly clear and dry conditions are expected in the Delaware Valley Sunday night and Monday, viewing unfortunately for eager stargazers won't be ideal due to the brightness of the almost full moon.




Meteor showers, like the Orionids, occur on a yearly basis when the Earth passes through a trail of debris left behind by a comet.

However, you will need to be somewhere dark with little or no light pollution. We will have mostly clear skies Monday morning.

This year, the best time to view the Orionids will be a brief window after the moon sets and before morning twilight begins.

Although the meteors will originate from near Orion, they will be visible in all areas of the sky. That will keep the marine layer away from the coast, making it easier to see the night sky.