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How to Watch the Orionid Meteor Shower in Montana

The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower
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Keep an eye on the night sky this weekend for an extraordinary astronomical sight.

According to Space.com, the Orionid meteor shower, which is visible when the earth orbits the debris of Halley’s Comet, will be at peak visibility on the night of Oct. 21 and the following morning. The best time to look for Orionid meteors is just before sunrise on Tuesday, Oct. 21st, that’s when Earth encounters the densest part of Halley’s debris stream.

How to watch:

Wake up a few hours before dawn, go outside and look up. No telescope is necessary to see Orionids shooting across the sky. Around 2 A.M is the optimal time for viewing.

The weather forecast for this weekend is calling for partly cloudy skies on Saturday night in the Bozeman area, but you still may be able to catch some of the shower.

If you are unable to see the Orionid meteor shower due to the cloud cover, you can catch a live stream of the event at Slooh.com on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22.

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