From Spaceweather

ORIONID METEOR SHOWER–TODAY! Earth is passing through a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower. Forecasters expect ~25 meteors per hour when the shower peaks on Oct. 21st. No matter where you live, the best time to look is during the dark hours before sunrise on Sunday morning. Observers in both hemispheres can see this shower. [video] [full story] [NASA Chat] [meteor radar]

On Oct. 19th, as Earth was making first contact with the debris stream, NASA’s All-sky Fireball Network recorded 10 Orionid fireballs over the southern USA.

A video from NASA:


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  1. Mark of the Vine says:

    I imagine it’s beautiful, considering you watch them from a location unspoiled by pollution (which is not my case).

  2. Mark of the Vine says:

    Meant to say “luminous pollution”

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