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A quick Orionid question

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Suggest you look on the 20th, or morning of the 21st, however you want to count it, but don't wait until then if you can mange to look a day or two earlier, or later if you miss the peak.

The Orinids are bits left over from Halleys comet and if on the "peak" we happen to pass through a region not high in debris then it won't be a high peak.  The distribution of the bits cannot be uniform and so best to treat "peak" as a prediction or expectation, even just an intelligent guess.

If the earth happens to encounter a denser patch one or two days earlier or later then the number per hour could be higher.

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