Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Early Sunday Morning

October 20th, 2012 at 9:33 pm by under Weather

With mostly clear skies tonight it should be ideal for getting out and viewing the Orionid Meteor Shower which will peak early Sunday morning.

The best time to view it is about 1 to 2 hours before sunrise and it may be possible to see around 25 meteors per hour.

The meteor shower is visible due to the earth passing through debris from Halley’s Comet.

The meteors will appear to emerge from the constellation Orion, hence where it gets its name. Enjoy the show!

Leave a Reply