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Orionid meteor shower

Orionid meteor shower peaks tonight

Posted by David Epstein October 20, 2012 06:45 PM

Much of the country will enjoy clear skies tonight to get a view of the Orionid meteor shower which peaks in just a few hours. For the past 5 years, this meteor shower has been the best one of the year. The optimal time to view the show will be after 11PM when the moon sets. We are fortunate in that the moonlight will be minimal and that skies will be clear across many areas including New England. Unlike this summer when clouds spoiled the Perseid meteor shower for many folks, tonight will be clear. I'll be tweeting more later tonight on Twitter at @growingwisdom and check out my latest videos at



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David Epstein has been a professional meteorologist and horticulturalist for three decades. David spent 16 years at WCVB in Boston and currently freelances for WGME in Portland, ME. In 2006, More »
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