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Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

21 October 2018, 04:55 | Justin Tyler

Look up: Meteor shower to light up Seattle's unusually cloudless night skies

Tough to beat conditions like this for some autumn stargazing with the Big Dipper over Lake Washington and Orion rising over the Cascades

That will keep the marine layer away from the coast, making it easier to see the night sky.

This weekend, go outside and look up in the dark hours before dawn to witness the annual Orionid meteor shower, which will hit its peak overnight on October 21-22.

Binoculars and telescopes won't improve the view, because they are created to see more stationary objects in the sky.

Meteor showers, like the Orionids, occur on a yearly basis when the Earth passes through a trail of debris left behind by a comet. This year's shower will peak during the evening of October 21.

View from an area with low light pollution.


The Orionids originate from Halley's comet, which was last seen on Earth in 1986.

For the Orionid shower, the debris you can see is actually pieces of Comet 1P/Halley, famously known as Halley's comet. It takes the comet 76 years to orbit the sun, so it will enter Earth's atmosphere in 2061.

The Orionid meteors are named as such because they appear to spring from around the constellation Orion.

"The moon will set around 5 a.m. local time [on Monday morning], leaving a couple of hours before dusk to view the shower without moonlight", Samuhel said.



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