October 1, 2020 | by: Amanda Misner

Orionid Meteor Showers This Month!

Welcome to October!  Make sure you look to the sky each evening! You’re not going to want to miss these shooting stars!

The meteor showers will occur from Oct. 2 through Nov. 7, with a peak between Oct. 20 and 24.

This year,  the peak will occur after midnight on Oct. 21, but you’ll still see plenty of meteors the evening before and after.

The shower will produce around 15 shooting stars per hour.

Fun Fact: Orionids’ shooting stars have a special quality. They often leave behind a trail that lingers in the sky for a few seconds or even up to a minute.

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Source: Earth Sky

~Amanda