Beyond the Weather: Orionid meteor shower

21 October, 2018, 16:51 | Author: Dwayne Harmon
  • Tough to beat conditions like this for some autumn stargazing with the Big Dipper over Lake Washington and Orion rising over the Cascades

You may have spotted a meteor or two streaking across the sky this month, but the big show is coming this weekend.

During its peak, people will be able to see up to 20 meteors per hour from the Comet Halley.

The almost full moon will be shining brightly in the sky for most of the night, making it harder to see some of the dimmer meteors, but it will not ruin the celestial show completely.

Halley's Comet passes Earth every 75 to 76 years and as it makes its way around the sun, it leaves a trail of gas and dust behind it, which can be seen when the debris crosses Earth.

Binoculars and telescopes won't improve the view, because they are created to see more stationary objects in the sky.

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The meteors are bits of space rock that have entered the earth's atmosphere.

However, you will need to be somewhere dark with little or no light pollution. Locate the constellation Orion. It does set after 3 a.m. on both mornings, giving us the best opportunity to see the Orionids.

Star gazers can catch a glimpse of the Orionid meteor shower.

Stargazers trying to view the Orionids while the moon is above the horizon should try to focus on an area of the sky away from the moon.

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