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Join NASA Chat: Orionids, Planets, Constellations Brighten October Skies
10.19.12
 
An Orionid meteor over Argentina in 2011 An Orionid meteor over Argentina in 2011 (NASA/MSFC)
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Set your alarm, brew some hot chocolate and plan to enjoy the show with NASA astronomer Mitzi Adams. She will be answering your questions via live Web chat on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. EDT.


The 2012 Orionid meteor shower peaks on the night of Oct. 20-21, and that night's almost-new moon favors a good show. The moon's absence from the pre-dawn sky during the Orionids' peak also means that bright moonlight won't be a problem .

Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/orionids2012.html