The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week – with 20 shooting stars per hour



Stargazers should be in for a treat this week as the annual Orionid meteor shower peaks – with up to 20 shooting stars per hour.
The meteor shower – remnants of Halley’s Comet – happens every year in October.
This year, the shower will peak on 20th and 21st October (Thursday and Friday) – 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 typically on the faint... read more

 
19 October 2016 in Hot News, Views: 33
Source: Metro
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