October 23, 2015


Who doesn’t love looking up at the night sky and noticing a shooting star? This week is the peak time for the Orionid meteor shower - so keep looking up.


Shooting stars are caused by debris that is soaring through space and brought near Earth by gravity. We see these meteors burning up in the atmosphere, causing a bright star-like appearance. During a meteor shower, the space debris is usually part of a comet. Some comets have orbits that bring them near Earth at regular intervals - so we know when to expect them.


Currently, the Orionid meteor shower has been visible from October 2nd, and will continue to be visible until November 7th. Orionids have regularly peaked in activity around October 20th, because it is...

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