Meteor shower peaks in sky tonight - Tucson News Now

Meteor shower peaks in sky tonight

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The Orionid meteor shower peaks over Arizona tonight. 

The best time to wish upon a shooting star is from midnight to around 5 AM. 

The meteors appear to originate from the Orion constellation. 

The debris creating the shooting stars if from Halley's comet, which is scheduled to make another pass at Earth in 2061. 

According to EarthSky.org Orion is "up in the southeast in the hours after midnight and it's high in the south before dawn."

The below images is from EarthSky.org.

Unfortunately a bright, nearly full moon will drown out some of the shooting stars. .  

For more information on the meteor shower click here for EarthSky.org.

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