June 13, 2024

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An illustration of the night sky on Oct. 21 showing the Orionid meteor shower originating from the Orion constellation.

Don’t miss the peak of the Orionid meteor shower tonight (October 21)

The Orionid meteor shower reaches its peak tonight (October 21), which makes this an excellent time to get outside and see some fireballs streaming through the atmosphere.

Terms of viewing for this year Orionid meteor shower Favorable, as the moon will be in waning crescent phase It will only be 17% lit. Orionids are considered one of the most reliable meteor showers After the Geminids and Perseids, they are known to produce dozens of meteors per hour, making this year’s showers an excellent opportunity to view the late night sky.