Halley’s comet is back – hundreds of shooting stars to light up Britain’s skies this month



Halley’s comet has returned to Earth – and there could be up to 20 shooting stars an hour streaking across Britain’s skies this month, the Met Office has said.
From this week, stargazers in Britain will be able to see the Orionid Meteor Shower – the remnant’s of Halley’s comet.
The shower will peak on 20 October – and at its peak you could see up to 20 shooting stars per hour.
The Met Office says, ‘The Orionids are a remnant of Comet Halley and at its peak you could see up to 20 shooting stars per hour. Orionid meteors are known to be very fast travelling at around 41 miles per second, and... read more

 
5 October 2016 in Hot News, Views: 37
Source: Metro
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