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Full moon will wash out Orionids meteor shower

The Orionids are a medium strength shower that sometimes reaches high strength activity. In a normal year the Orionids produce 10-20 shower members at maximum. In exceptional years, such as 2006-2009, the peak rates were on par with the Perseids (50-75 per hour). Recent displays have produced low to average displays of this shower. Unfortunately, this year the shower will peak on the night of October 20–21, right in time for a bright full moon.

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