Orionid Meteor Shower Peaking

A green and red Orionid meteor striking the sky below Milky Way and to the right of Venus. Zodiacal light is also seen at the image The trail appears slightly curved due to edge distortion in the lens.  Image credit:  Mila Zinkova/Wikipedia

A green and red Orionid meteor striking the sky below Milky Way and to the right of Venus. Zodiacal light is also seen at the image The trail appears slightly curved due to edge distortion in the lens. Image credit: Mila Zinkova/Wikipedia

The Orionid meteor shower is peaking on Wednesday.  The Orionid meteor shower is due to the Earth passing debris from Halley’s Comet, the source of the Orionids.  Peaking viewing time is before sunrise on Wednesday, Oct. 21st.  No telescope will be required to view the Orionids.  For more information, see the NASA website.

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