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Orionid Meteor Shower taking place this weekend

(Source: Weather.gov) (Source: Weather.gov)
(KWES) -

The best chance to view the Orionid meteor shower is this weekend. 

The Orionid meteor shower has been visible since Oct. 2 but will be at its peak Friday, Oct. 20 through the early morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 21. 

NASA and NOAA officials believe observers could see up to 10 to 15 meteors per hour during the shower's peak. The name of the meteor shower is derived from their apparent direction of the constellation Orion (the Hunter). 

The weather across the Permian Basin should be clear of clouds for the show!

So be sure to find a dark place and enjoy the show!

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