OCT 20-21 — Orionid meteor shower

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  • #12792

    [size=5]Warm & clear skies on top of mtn & hope to observe some tonight 🙂
    http://earthsky.org/tonight/orionid-meteors-are-debris-from-famous-comet-halley%5B/size%5D

    #12793
    Assistanc3
    Participant

    I did not know this

    If the meteors originate from Comet Halley, why are they called the Orionids? The answer is that meteors in annual showers are named for the point in our sky from which they appear to radiate. The radiant point for the Orionids is in the direction of the constellation Orion the Hunter. Hence the name.

    #12800
    TradersCom
    Keymaster

    I had no clue either – thanks for sharing – great weekend team TC 🙂

    #12812

    and will continue to observe tonight … skies are excellent but counts seem a little below average from past … still when a FIREBALL blazes skies it is indeed special … and have seen other glowing objects as well 🙂

    #12818
    Assistanc3
    Participant

    What makes it harder to see the meteor’s is light
    when you go outside, give yourself an hour in the darkness to get acclimated to night vision.
    Don’t even look at a cellphone.

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