Orionid meteor shower set to peak Monday night

Some meteors will still be visible in the days after peak


ROANOKE, Va. – The Orionid meteor shower peaks Monday night, October 21 through Tuesday morning, October 22. In the days even after the peak, you should still look toward the Orion constellation. 

As the earth passes through debris left by Halley's comet, these meteors will actually be visible through early November. 

It's best to watch before dawn, when typically 10-20 meteors can be seen during peak. That's according to the American Meteor Society.


Earlier this century, however, some 50-75 meteors could be seen streaking across the sky each hour. 

Clouds will stay thick Monday night, ahead of Tuesday's rainmaker. However, a clearer sky Tuesday night should afford you the chance to still see some shooting stars. 

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