Moonlight Meteor Shower Spawned By Halley's Comet

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  1. Dark Knight

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    A junior version of the famous Perseid meteor shower thought to have originated from the remains of Halley's Comet will hit its peak over the next week, but the light of the moon may intrude on the sky show.

    This upcoming meteor display is known as the Orionids because the meteors seem to fan out from a region to the north of the Orion constellation's second brightest star, ruddy Betelgeuse.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20101016/sc_space/moonlightmeteorshowerspawnedbyhalleyscomet
     
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    Hope to wrangle my beloved into heading up to Skyline Drive to try to catch this... can't see crap here in the light pollution of DC and its suburbs.
     

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