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How to see the 2020 Orionid meteor shower, active now and nearing its peak – CNET

The shooting star extravaganza is heating up as it headlines a big skywatching month.



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Halley’s Comet in 1986.
A disappearing moon is setting the scene for some prime meteor spotting this week as the peak of the Orionid meteor shower nears. The Draconid meteor shower and a stunning show from Mars in the night sky served as the opening act for the Orionids, which are already active and visible now. The waning crescent moon provides a mostly dark sky to aid your shooting star spotting effort the next few nights. 
The Orionids are really just bits of dust and debris left behi…

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