The American Meteor Society forecasts that a handful of meteors or more per hour should be visible. The absolute best time to look for the Orionids in 2020 was probably in the early morning hours before dawn on Oct. 21, but this shower is known for an extended peak, so you should have a good chance of seeing some meteors if you get up early Thursday and even into the weekend. Get the latest science stories from CNET every week. The Orionid meteor shower occurs each October as the Earth ploughs through dusty debris left by Halley's Comet. The friction created by the air causes the Meteor to burn up at extremely high temperatures creating the white “shooting star” that we are all familiar with.

The Orionids are really just bits of dust and debris left behind from famed Comet Halley on its previous trips through the inner solar system. "We also live in hope that the forecast will be clear enough to make it out.". "It's important that people remember to wrap up warm from head-to-toe and it might be worth getting a lounger or recliner of some sort in order to be comfortable when looking for the shower. The Orionids can epitomize the old phrase "blink and you might miss it" as they enter our atmosphere at an extremely fast velocity of roughly 147,000 miles per hour (66 kilometers per second). That said, a fair amount of these meteors leave persistent trails that last for a few seconds. The Orionid meteor shower officially peaked Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, but it should continue to be worth getting up early for the rest of the week.
Bundle up if needed, lay back, relax and let your eyes adjust. To catch the show, the advice is the same as for all celestial spectator events: Find a spot away from light pollution with a wide open view of the night sky.

Bundle up if needed, lay back, relax and let your eyes adjust. Gaze upward skywatchers. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. The Orionids can epitomize the old phrase "blink and you might miss it" as they enter our atmosphere at an extremely fast velocity of roughly 147,000 miles per hour (66 kilometers per second). Enhanced activity from Draconid meteor shower possible in 2020 Skymania News 10:00 6-Oct-20.
Draconid meteor shower 2020: when you can see shooting stars in UK skies this month - and date the meteor shower peaks Edinburgh Evening News 15:46 6-Oct-20. And Terry said people should prepare properly if they plan on spending their Wednesday night outdoors. The moon will set before peak morning viewing hours, so that' s another perk this year. The Orionid meteor shower officially peaked Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, but it should continue to be worth getting up early for the rest of the week. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. "Look for prolonged explosions of light when viewing the Orionid meteor shower.”. A meteor shower is when a number of meteors — or shooting stars — flash across the night sky, seemingly from the same point. From the lab to your inbox. The Orionid meteor shower will reach its peak this year on the night of Oct. 20 and 21.


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