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Orionids Meteor Shower | 2020

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 11:59 pm to 6:00 am | Cost: FREE
San Francisco Bay Area |


On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit a maximum of about 10 to 20 meteors per hour. More meteors tend to fly after midnight, and the Orionids are typically at their best in the wee hours before dawn.

These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains. The Orionids sometimes produce bright fireballs, which can overcome some moonlight in years when the moon intrudes.

2020 Orionids Meteor Shower
October 21, 2020 | Wee hours before dawn on October 21 and 22
Free to Watch

In 2020, the waxing crescent moon sets in the evening, providing moon-free viewing for rest of the night. With no moon to ruin the show, try watching the Orionids in the wee hours before dawn on October 21 and 22.

Source: EarthSky

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