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Haley's Comet to Put On Meteor Show this Week.....
« on: October 17, 2011, 01:50:30 AM »
http://news.yahoo.com/halleys-comet-put-meteor-show-next-week-205004341.html

If you step outside before dawn during the next week or so, you might try to catch a view of some "cosmic litter" that has been left behind in space by Halley's Comet: the Orionid meteor shower.

The Orionids can best be described as a junior version of the famous Perseid meteor shower. This year's Orionids show is scheduled to reach its maximum before sunrise on the morning of Oct. 22. The meteors are known as "Orionids" because the fireballs seem to fan out from a region to the north of Orion's second brightest star, ruddy Betelgeuse.

The Orionids typically produce around 20 to 25 meteors per hour under a clear, dark sky. Orionid meteors are normally dim and not well seen from urban locations, so you'd do best to find a safe rural location to see the most Orionid activity.

Orionid meteors will begin to increase noticeably around Oct. 17, when they'll start appearing at about five per hour. After peaking on the morning of Oct. 22, activity will begin to slowly descend, dropping back to around five per hour around Oct. 26. The last stragglers usually appear sometime in early to mid- November.....snip~

Well I doubt I will get to see them around here.....plus they did say the Sun would be sending out some Major Solar Flares, ending this year.



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Re: Haley's Comet to Put On Meteor Show this Week.....
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 09:17:54 AM »
Yeah, these meteor showers always sound great but I've only been able to see a few in my life, guess because I'm a city guy. I didn't even have a chance at seeing Haley's last time around.

When you can see the meteor showers they're amazing -- I can see why the old people thought they were gods or aliens.
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Re: Haley's Comet to Put On Meteor Show this Week.....
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 09:48:28 AM »
Yeah, these meteor showers always sound great but I've only been able to see a few in my life, guess because I'm a city guy. I didn't even have a chance at seeing Haley's last time around.

When you can see the meteor showers they're amazing -- I can see why the old people thought they were gods or aliens.

Hmmm.....so where do the Witches, Sorceror's, Con-juror's, Seers and Oracles come in? Wise Men and Holy Men?
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