Don’t Miss The Orionid Meteor Shower’s Special Shooting Stars
According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, we are going to have some good temperatures and clear skies, perfect for meteor watching.
If you are a stargazer, you are in for a treat. The Orionid Meteor Shower puts on quite a show. According to Time and Date, the Orionid Meteor Shower is the result of the earth passing through the tail of Halley's Comet. Bits of dust and debris enter the atmosphere and leave a lighted trail, and that is the show. The reason it's called Orionid is that it originates from the constellation Orion.
According to the independent, the Orionid Meteor Shower takes place during the whole month of October but the best time to see it is between October 20-24. It produces around 15 to 70 shooting stars per hour.
The best way to see it is to go outside, get in a dark area, and let your eyes get used to the dark. In the Northland, you want to look toward the Southeastern sky.anytime between midnight and dawn. You are supposed to look toward Orion, but I don't know where that is and I would guess most people don't either. Just look up to the Southeast and you will see the light show.
All the articles I looked at said you should lay on the ground and look up, but none of them said that was the only way. If you want to use binoculars it will help you to see it closer but just looking up the way it is will do.
According to Travel and Leisure, the next meteor shower is the Leonids on the evening of November 16th.