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Orionid Meteor Shower to Peak Oct. 20-21

Orionid Meteor Shower to Peak Oct. 20-21

As it does each year, early fall brings crisper air, turning leaves and the Orionid meteor shower. This year’s best viewing will be in the several hours around midnight Oct. 20 and before dawn on Oct. 21.

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tuesday, Dec. 14

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tuesday, Dec. 14

The Geminid meteor shower will be at its best a few hours before dawn on Dec. 14, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

Perseid Meteor Shower Best Views Thursday Night, Aug. 12

Perseid Meteor Shower Best Views Thursday Night, Aug. 12

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the year's best, is coming up late this week. The best viewing will be in the hours between midnight Aug. 12 and dawn on Aug. 13, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Sunday, Dec. 13

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Sunday, Dec. 13

The Geminid meteor shower will be at its best on the evening of Dec. 13, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tuesday, Nov. 17

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tuesday, Nov. 17

The Leonid meteor shower best viewing this year will be in the hours before dawn on Nov. 17, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Wednesday, Oct. 21

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Wednesday, Oct. 21

The annual Orionid meteor shower will peak in the hours before dawn on Oct. 21, according to the editors of StarDate magazine, who said the shower could produce up to 20 meteors per hour.