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November has some treats in store for astronomy fans

November has some treats in store for astronomy fans

October has come and gone, and the spookiest month of the year offered some spectacular sites for skywatchers. Last night on Halloween, anyone who looked to the sky would notice the full moon, which was a Blue Moon, and the first in decades on Halloween. October also had an impressive meteor shower that had people outside looking to the heavens.

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Skywatchers still have a chance to check out the Orionid meteor shower

Skywatchers still have a chance to check out the Orionid meteor shower

Skywatchers may have missed the peak of the Orionid meteor shower, which occurred in the predawn hours last Wednesday. However, there is still a chance to see a few meteors in the sky. The Orionid meteor shower continues through November 7.

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Orionid meteor shower peaks next week

Orionid meteor shower peaks next week

Skywatchers have something to look forward to next week as one of the strongest meteor showers of fall is set to reach its peak on Tuesday night. The annual Orionid meteor shower will peak Tuesday night and into the early hours of Wednesday morning. Those who stay up to watch the meteor shower can expect around 20 meteors per hour around most of the globe.

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