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The annual Orionid meteor shower appears this weekendThe annual Orionid meteor shower appears this weekend

Annual Orionid Meteor Shower Happening This Weekend

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Get those binoculars ready, because this weekend the annual Orionid meteor shower will be gracing our beautiful sky.

According to experts at the Griffith Observatory, in Los Angeles, between Saturday at 11 p.m. PDT and Sunday at 5:40 a.m. is the best time to see the shower and observe the brightest meteors. Also, if you watch from a very dark place you could possibly see up to 25 meteors per hour.

The yearly show, which occurs every October, is named after the Orion constellation as meteors appear to come from it, NASA reports.

“Earth is passing through a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, the source of the Orionids,” Bill Cooke, NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, said. “Flakes of comet dust hitting the atmosphere should give us dozens of meteors per hour.

“Since 2006, the Orionids have been one of the best showers of the year, with counts in some years up to 60 or more meteors per hour.”

In addition to meteors, Venus, Mars, the dog star Sirius and constellations Orion, Gemini and Taurus will be visible.

NASA is offering a live chat with astronomer Mitzi Adams at 11 p.m. EDT on Saturday, Oct. 20. Click here for access. A live Ustream video will also be available.

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