Be sure to get a good night's sleep Friday night. Among the busy weekend of pumpkin picking and leaf peeping, you'll want to stay up late (or get up early) to see the Orionid Meteor Shower.
The celestial show wil occur as the earths orbit passes through the remnants of Halley's comet. While not the biggest show of the year, the Orionids should produce around 20+ meteors per hour.
The best part is the moon sets early Saturday night, assuring a dark night for viewing.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I LOOK?
The best time to look will be after midnight Saturday, through Sunday morning just before sunrise. However, if you're an avid skywatcher, you know the Orionids have been busy with the pre-show this week.
WHERE SHOULD I LOOK?
Meteor showers are typically named after the constellation that originate from. Orion's belt will be to the southeast and streak across Taurus and Gemini and finally through the Dog Star, Sirius.
Because they will be moving so fast into the earth's atmosphere, there are typically plenty of orange and green fireballs in the sky. Brief, but bright
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