Meteor shower due to peak this week - with clear skies expected



It's set to be a stargazers' delight this week as the Orionids meteor shower reaches its peak as the weather remains good.
The Orionids are caused by dust from the tail of Halley's Comet, which create a beautiful spectacle in the skies. Up to 20 meteors are expected to be visible every hour on Thursday night.
The meteors can be seen from around 9pm onwards and are most visible after the moon sets at about midnight.
The first appeared at the beginning of the month and will be visible until November 7, but peak on Thursday night.
You won't need a telescope or any other equipment, as the... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Regional North East, Views: 22
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