Look to the Skies

Orionids Meteor Shower Lights Up the Sky (NASA...

The Orionid meteor shower in 2009 (Photo credit: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center)

In terms of celestial fireworks, this weekend should be a doozy.

Starting at 11 p.m. Eastern time tonight, the Orionid meteor shower will be visible in the night sky. Experts predict a rate of 25 meteors per hour with the entire show running through early Sunday morning.

According to NASA, Earth will pass through a trail of debris from the meteor shower‘s source, Halley’s Comet.

Since the moon won’t be shining as much, the meteors should be much easier to spot. A telescope is not required, so I highly suggest you take a look.

You certainly can’t beat the free entertainment!

Posted on October 21, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. A big comfy deck chair,bottle of wine,couple of joints.You’re all set.

  2. Move to B.C. and have fun.

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