World News – US – Orionid meteor shower to peak overnight


This annual meteor shower isn’t one of the brightest every year, but it’s one of the most consistent when it comes at its peak time

Although tonight and tomorrow is the peak of the Orionid meteor shower, our vision should not be very good

A cold front will allow us at best to face a mainly cloudy sky this evening and Wednesday evening too

Depending on the time and the datecom, tonight and Wednesday evening, the best direction to look for a meteor shower is full east

Start by looking at the horizon and work your way up from there later in the night

As always, you should get as far away from city lights and any light sources as possible and give your eyes 15-20 minutes to adjust to the dark sky.

The comet last passed through Earth in 1986 and is known as the first comet that satellite data has been able to sample, giving us a better understanding of the composition of comets

The Orionid meteor shower is the second visible meteor shower of the month, with the Draconids usually peaking two weeks before the Orionids If you miss the Orionids, don’t worry, the Leonids meteor shower is in a month’s time

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World news – United States – Orionids meteor shower peaks overnight


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