Orionid Meteor Showers Tonight! - WKRN News 2

Orionid Meteor Showers Tonight!

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The Earth is passing through the debris trail left by Hallley's comet right now.  This causes a meteor shower called The Orionid Meteor Shower or "The Orionids".

It will be best after midnight, but you could see them any time after dark, and you may want to go to Warner Park Nature Center where experts will point out where to look and also have telescopes on hand to look at lots of celestial objects, like a spectacular looking Jupiter.

Directions to Warner Park Nature Center

Coincidentally, the "Taurids" are starting up, as well, so you may see meteors from two different showers.

See:

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/whatsup-view.cfm?WUID=1324

and:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zy4DVdfdsw

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