YOUR OWN PURPOSE-BUILT WINDOW ON THE UNIVERSE
The Orionid arrives every year and is visible from October 2 to November 7 when the Earth passes through the debris left behind by the most famous comet of all Comet Halley.
The shower is expected to peak just after midnight on October 21 and right before dawn on October 22. At its peak 20 meteors per hour can be seen in the sky.
It’s called the Orionid because the meteors seem to emerge or radiate from a constellation called Orion.
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