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Orionid Meteor Shower To Dazzle The Night Sky On October 21 and 22 know How To watch

Orionid Meteor Shower To Dazzle The Night Sky On October 21 and 22 know How To watch
Written by Manoj Kadam
Orionid Meteor Shower To Dazzle The Night Sky On October 21 and 22 know How To watch

Orionid Meteor Shower To Dazzle The Night Sky On October 21 and 22 know How To watch

The month of October is witnessing amazing astronomical events. Recently the world witnessed the most amazing and most beautiful solar eclipse of the year. Although this eclipse was most visible in America, it was also seen all over the world through online stream. Now after this again a wonderful sight is going to be seen in the sky. There is going to be rain of shooting stars in the sky on 21-22 October. Yes, the amazing sight of meteor shower can be seen on 21st and 22nd October.

It has been called the Orionids meteor shower. According to BBC, this is an astronomical phenomenon that appears every year. In the month of October, when the Earth passes the debris of Halley's Comet, this sight is seen. This shower will continue till November 22, but it will be at its peak in the Northern Hemisphere on October 21-22. They are named after the Orion constellation. They appear as if they are falling from the Orion constellation.

NASA says that the Orionids pass through the sky at a speed of 66 kilometers per hour. Their low speed makes them useful for staying visible in the sky for long periods of time and they make for a wonderful sight. Meteorites are said to fall as remnants of comets, or as part of an asteroid. This rain of meteors is visible when the Earth passes through the debris of a comet, in such a situation these meteorites start burning under the influence of the Earth's atmosphere and look like fireworks in the sky.

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It has been said that during this period at least 20 meteorites can be seen falling every hour. There will be no need for any special equipment like telescope etc. to see them. These can be seen with the naked eye. To see them, one should go to a dark place, and choose such a place from where even the moon is not visible in the sky. To see meteor showers, a person should go to a dark place at least half an hour before, so that the eyes can get comfortable seeing in the dark.

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