There’s a ‘Fair’ Chance to Catch Peak Meteor Shower Near Casper Tuesday Night
What forecasters call "one of the best" meteor showers of the fall will peak this week, and many Wyomingites will have a chance to see it — provided the weather cooperates.
According to Accuweather, the yearly Orionid meteor shower will peak Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, giving viewers a chance to see as many as 20 meteors per hour.
Accuweather forecasters rate conditions for catching the meteor shower in the vast majority of Wyoming as "fair."
And the annual meteor shower may put on a better-than-usual show.
Luck will need to be on Casper's side as the National Weather Service in Riverton is predicting partly cloudy skies.
According to Accuweather, the Orionid Meteor Shower is a year occurrence — each fall — when the earth passes through Halley's Comet debris field.