The 2017 Orionid Meteor Shower

The Orionid meteor shower is 1 of 2 meteor showers created by debris from  Halley’s Comet . There is another  in May. It’s  the second meteor shower created by debris left by  Halley’s Comet. Halley’s Comet takes around 76 years to make a complete revolution around the Sun. It will next be visible from Earth in 2061.    The Orionid showers tend to be active during the month of October every year.  They usually peak around October 20-tonight to October 22.  During the peak, sometimes up to 20 meteors are visible every hour.  The best time to view the Orionids is just after midnight and right before dawn. It can probably be seen for the next couple of nights, as long as skies are clear and where there is little or no light-spill from buildings or street lights. The Orionid Meteor Shower is so named as the meteors seem to emerge or radiate from the constellation Orion.




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