Orionid Meteor Shower peaks Wednesday and Thursday

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The annual Orionid meteor shower is underway and will peak on Oct. 20-21. 2015. According to NASA, you can expect to see about 20 meteors per hour if skies are clear. The best time to look will be just before sunrise.

The Orionid meteor shower takes place in October and November each year. The meteors are formed from the debris of Halley's comet. The name of the shower indicates the constellation from which the meteors appear to be coming from, in this case, the constellation Orion.

Want to watch? Be patient and watch for at least half an hour. Don’t worry about a telescope or binoculars. You don’t want to limit the amount of sky you can see at one time. Your eyes will work just fine.

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