Planet Earth will orbit again to the remains and debris of the famous comet Haley that was destroyed in 1986, and now showing us a series of beautiful displays from the sky that would bring 25 bright stars per hour during the Orionide meteor shower. Watch the luminous night show on Wednesday night, October 21, to see the remains of the dead comet and its legacy.
The Orionids Meteor Shower kicked off a nightly show of “The Star” on October 2, when the planet finally reached the debris site of Halley’s comet. However, the show was yet to unfold and people were stunned by the beautiful light show.
The attractive meteor show began on October 2 and will run until November 7 for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres to witness. The peak of the mighty meteor shower will be on October 21, Wednesday night, until early morning Thursday, October 22.
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Orionids meteor shower 2020: How and when to see 25 meteors?
(Image: NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
The Orionid meteors appear every year around this time as the Earth moves through a region of space filled with debris from Halley’s comet.
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the planet is now near the resting place of Comet Halley and remains scattered in the celestial sky. At this time of year, the public will witness one of the most beautiful and confirmed meteor shower displays from outer space.
The space agency advises people to turn away from city lights and streets, into an open space to fully enjoy the show and watch the Orionids with one’s own eyes. NASA adds that people should be in an open area, perhaps in a field or a long stretch of highway to see meteor showers.
The Orionids Meteor Shower will begin showing 25 bright stars an hour in the dark night sky by October 21, in particular, the closing hours are through midnight, and the transition into the early morning of October 22. NASA advises the public to lie flat. On the ground and looking at the dark sky
October 21 to October 22 are important dates and time for the Orionids because this is the peak that “25 meteor stars per hour” will appear from the remnants of Halley’s comet. NASA recommends pointing one’s foot to the southeast if they are in the Northern Hemisphere or the northeast if they are from the South.
What makes the Orionids and Comet Halley meteorites special?
The Orionids Meteor Shower and Comet Halley are NASA’s favorite cosmic creatures that graze the night sky during Halloween. They are both specific to NASA and astronomers because they are frequent on Earth and are two of the most famous constellations in the world, Orion.
Both cosmic beings are also close to the dying and exhausted star, Betelgeuse, who will soon experience a supernova and a great farewell. Meteorites have a speed of 41 miles per second, which is equivalent to 147,600 miles per hour. The meteor shower would not have been seen had it not been for the gas trail it leaves, glowing in the sky for a few seconds
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