Orionid meteor shower peaks Oct. 21: Halley's Comet Orionids light October sky

Grab your binoculars, fellow stargazers, the popular Orionid meteor shower peaks Oct. 21 and into the early hours of Oct. 22, reported Accuweather on Oct. 21. The Orionids (the meteor shower's common nickname) emanate from Halley's Comet, the most well-known comet ever. Halley's Comet got its reputation because it is a P1 (first periodic)--or continually returning--comet man has ever known. At the peak of the Orionid meteor shower, viewers can plan to see as many as 30 meteors per hour. Oh and stargazers, the Orionids will be visible in both the Northern and Southern hemisphere. The Orionids, and all meteor showers, got named from the constellations from which they originate. The Orionids shooting stars come from superstar Betelgeuse in Orion, the hunter.Orionid meteor shower peaks Oct. 21: Halley's Comet Orionids light October sky | Examiner.com

 

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