SP Premium
JANZDIET2014
60,000-79,999 SparkPoints 68,714
SparkPoints
 

The Orionid Meteor Shower

Friday, October 21, 2016



The Orionid meteor shower, usually shortened to the Orionids, is the most prolific meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet. The Orionids are so-called because the point they appear to come from, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Orion, but they can be seen over a large area of the sky. Orionids are an annual meteor shower which last approximately one week in late October. In some years, meteors may occur at rates of 50-70 per hour.

This year's Orionid meteors can already be seen; you have a chance to spot them any night from Oct. 2 to Nov. 7. But the best part of the show will happen between Oct. 20 and Oct. 21, during the meteor shower's peak. Early morning, before dawn, is the best time to look for the meteors.

www.cbsnews.com/news/ori
onids-meteor-shower-octobe
r-2016/


www.space.com/34373-orio
nid-meteor-shower-guide.html
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • JANZDIET2014
    Thanks for your support!
    1558 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.