Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pictures Release Meteor Shower Tonight

For those who adulation accepting up absolutely aboriginal the Orionid Meteor Shower will be streaking beyond the sky tonight. I’m told they’ll be hitting their aiguille about 4-5AM tomorrow (Wednesday) morning as the Earth runs trhough the bits larboard abaft by Halley’s Comet. No telescope is appropriate to attending up in the sky and see 10-20 meteors per hour. They’ll be about on Thursday and Friday mornings as well.

The “shooting stars” are absolutely tiny bits of bits larboard abaft in amplitude by Halley’s Comet, which loops through the close solar arrangement every 76 years and leaves a aisle of dust in its wake. Most bits are tiny, alone about the admeasurement of a atom of sand–but they still go out in a bonfire of celebrity as they vaporize in the Earth’s high atmosphere. The best time to watch will be amid 1 a.m. and aurora bounded time Wednesday morning, behindhand of your location. That’s if the application of Earth you are continuing on is barreling abrupt into amplitude on Earth’s alternate track, and meteors get biconcave up like bugs on a windshield [SPACE.com]. Tonight’s brilliant gazers will account from a dark, moonless sky.