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Orionids Meteor Shower October 2012: Watch Online Live Stream, Meteors Peaking Tonight, Halley's Comet

Watch the orionoid meteor showers light up the sky tonight. A live Ustream video feed of the Orionid meteor shower can be seen below, which will show the skies over Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

By Staff Reporter, EnStars on Oct 20, 2012 08:25 PM EDT
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Residents of the Bay Area in California witnessed an Orionids Meteor Shower on Wednesday night (Photo : Facebook.com)

Watch the orionoid meteor showers light up the sky tonight. A live Ustream video feed of the Orionid meteor shower can be seen below, which will show the skies over Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

The annual event has star gazers anticipating to see the meteors appear near the Orion constellation.

The Earth's orbit moves through a dust trail every October that's left by Halley's Comet that creates showers usually around 20 meteors per hour, according to NASA. Recent years have shown a drastic increase in the number of meteors seen during the shower.

"Since 2006, the Orionids have been one of the best showers of the year, with counts in some years up to 60 or more meteors per hour," said a statement by Bill Cooke from NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.

The peak of the shower is supposed to be on Sunday morning, a few hours before the break of dawn. Viewers won't need telescopes to see the show as all they'll have to do is go out and look up toward the sky.

According to MarketWatch, Columbia University Astronomy Professor Joe Patterson says the Orionid meteor shower will be best viewed with clear skies and away from bright city lights.

"Looking south, that's where you'll see it," said Patterson, "but you'll have to get away from city lights. The phase of the moon will be favorable as well with nearly no light coming from it."

People interested in learning more about the event can go to NASA's website which will have a live web chat with astronomer Mitzi Adams on Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. ET.



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