Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower This Week
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Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower This Week

Jakarta : Indonesia | Oct 18, 2010 at 8:53 AM PDT
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Tonight’s Sky - October 2009

RAIN Perseid meteor in the junior version can be enjoyed by citizens of the world again. Meteor suspected of originating from the rest of Halley's comet will reach its peak this weekend.

As quoted from Space.com, a meteor that will cross the Earth is known as the Orionids. The nickname was given because these meteors out of the north of Orion - the second brightest star constellations. Orionids typically produce around 20 to 30 meteors per hour in a clear sky.

This meteor shower can be seen at its peak before sunrise on Thursday (21/10) future. But meteor showers are also likely to occur before it in North America.

Falling star is created from the dust of the small space of the magnitude similar to grains of sand. Space dust is thought to have originated from Halley's Comet that orbits the sun every 76 years.

But unfortunately, the light of the moon is expected to disrupt the view of this meteor shower. Due on October 23, is expected to occur a full moon. This means that bright moonlight may impede meteror rain in the sky.

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Putu Karya is based in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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