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Saturday Stargazing Looks Good for Meteor Shower

West Orange is set to have clear skies Saturday evening for the peak of the Orionids Meteor Shower.

Saturday Stargazing Looks Good for Meteor Shower

 

The Earth passed through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet beginning Monday, Oct. 15, which gives us the benefit of the annual  Orionids meteor shower.

The shower should be at its peak Saturday night until just before dawn and lucky for West Orange residents, Saturday night looks clear. 

According to AccuWeather.com, Saturday evening should have very good conditions for stargazing with a clear night and temperatures in the mid-40s.

This year, the  moon will be setting at about midnight, which will keep the sky darkened enough that -- barring cloud cover -- you should be able to see up to 15 meteors per hour.

Know a good spot to sky gaze in town? Share your favorites in the comments section. 

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