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Astronomical event: Orionid meteor shower

  • 20 Oct 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • 21 Oct 2019
  • 5:00 AM

The Orionid meteor shower is the second meteor shower created from the debris of the Comet Halley, the first being the Eta Aquarids in May.

Halley takes around 76 years to make a complete revolution around the Sun. It will next be visible from Earth in 2061.

Orionids are named after Orion, because the meteors seem to emerge or radiate from the same area in the sky as the constellation

Orionids usually peak around October 20/21. At its peak, up to 20 meteors are visible every hour

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