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Orionid Meteor Shower

This shower is caused by dust from Halley's Comet, which is also responsible for the Eta Aquarid Shower in the spring. Meteors from the Orionid shower may be visible throughout the month of October and through the first week of November. The maximum lasts from about the 19th through the 23rd, with the peak around the 22nd. At its height the shower produces about 15 to 20 meteors per hour. The meteors will appear to originate from a point in the sky between the constellations Gemini and Orion, high in the southern sky during the October evenings.


J.M. Thomas, last updated October 7, 1999.

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