Orionid meteor shower: Watch for fireballs during weekend peak

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    Orionid meteor shower: Watch for fireballs during weekend peak

    By Pete Spotts, Staff writer / October 19, 2012

    One of the more spectacular meteor showers of the year peaks overnight Saturday, with perhaps 60 visible meteors an hour. Fireballs – any meteor brighter than Venus – are likely as Orionids plunge into the atmosphere at 148,000 miles per hour.

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    Streaking fireballs light up California skies Oct. 17, the first night of the annual Orionid meteor shower, which runs through Oct. 25.

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    October 19, 2012...
     
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