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# orionid - Monday 21 October, 2019

Hundreds of shooting stars set to light up Irish skies tonight due to Halley's Comet debris

Previous years have seen dozens of shooting stars pass within an hour.

# orionid - Friday 21 October, 2011

Meteor shower to pass over Ireland tonight

The Orionid meteors will be visible to all – no special equipment required – and Astronomy Ireland describes the event as “a beautiful display of celestial fireworks”.