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Shooting stars: Orionid meteor shower to put on a show

Annual display reaches its peak early Wednesday

Orionid meteor shower.
Orionid meteor shower. (© 2012 Michael Orso)

ORLANDO, Fla. – If you want to wish upon a falling star, this could be your best chance

The annual Orionid meteor shower will soon reach its peak, with 20-30 shooting stars per hour by early Wednesday, according to AccuWeather.

The moon will set before midnight Tuesday, providing the darkness necessary to get a a good view of the meteors.

Halley’s Comet produces the long trail of dust and ice that makes up this meteor shower.


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