Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Early Sunday MorningOctober 20th, 2012 at 10:12 pm by Tiffany Savona WAVY under Uncategorized, Weather
The Orionid meteor shower is going to peak late tonight through early Sunday morning. The best time to go outside will be about 2 hours before sunrise, which is at 7:24 AM Sunday morning. Get away from all city lights and allow your eyes to get adjusted to the darkness. The Orionid meteor shower is not the best meteor shower to observe, but there could be up to 25 meteors per hour at its peak. You can see this meteor shower each October when Earth travels through the debris from Halley’s Comet. Be sure to look toward the constellation Orion for the best viewing.
If you head out early tomorrow morning, you will want to take the jackets with you. Temperatures will be hovering in the upper 40s across the inland areas and lower 50s closer to the coast. There may be a few clouds, but the sky should be mostly clear. Great weather conditions if you want to see some of the meteors streaking across the sky. Good luck!
Credit: Some of this information came from Science@NASA.
Meteorologist: Tiffany Savona