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Written by on October 24, 2022

By: Gabriella Raful 

Spectacular meteor showers are set to peak in the skies over Pennsylvania in the coming week, but some cloudy weather could get in the way. The Orionid meteor shower will hit its peak Friday morning. The best viewing will be early in the morning Friday and the days before. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights look to be mostly or partly cloudy, but things are forecasted to clear up by Thursday into Friday, which is the peak of the showers. The moon will disappear and leave mostly dark skies for the peak, when about 20 shooting stars an hour are predicted to fly. The meteors are fast-moving and occasionally produce bright fireballs and leave persistent trains. The hours between midnight and dawn are the best time to see the Orionids.

In other news, Michael Kane, a West Chester dad, is rounding up all of the best fall must-sees in Pennsylvania and all over the country! From attractions and professional events to incredible, homegrown Halloween displays, the new free app called FrightMaps features it all. Kane is a software engineer who first brought us the ChristmasPrism app in 2020, which allows you to discover the best holiday lights and displays in your area. Now, he’s back with the Halloween roundup, which maps out all of the tricks and treats. “It’s every major haunted attraction in America,” Kane says. “But it also allows every home haunt. Every Halloween enthusiast can upload their house as well so that everybody can find their 12-foot skeletons, blow-ups and other Halloween decorations.”