Orionid Meteor Shower

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Peak is this weekend so look up (Oct 22nd) maximum hourly rate 10-15 and no Moon.<br /><br />Orionids. This is the sister stream of the Eta Aquarids, also arising from the debris of Halley's Comet. Discovered in 1864, the Orionids were not linked to Halley until 1911. Orionid meteors can be found between October 2 and November 7, with a peak of about 25 per hour around October 21. Orionid meteors are among the fastest (42 miles [67 km] per second); they generally are faint, and about 20 percent leave trains that persist one or two seconds.<br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="1" color="#3366ff">www.siriuslookers.org</font> </div>
 
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