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Wake up early to see Orionids Saturday

By Andrew Freiden - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - You might want to wake up early Saturday morning. It could be a good meteor show as we pass through the debris tail from Halley's Comet. Our sky will be dry and clear, which makes for better viewing.  These meteor's are called the Orionids, since they appear to originate from the constellation ORION. 

Meteor Watching Tips:

1: Dress Warmly

2: Look toward the darkest part of the sky

3: Best viewing is in the few hours just before sunrise, which is around 7:20 a.m. Saturday.

For more information visit: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/20oct_orionids/

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