Orionids Meteor Shower
Why not turn this Saturday night into a family stargazing night? It may be a late night but the Orionids meteor shower peaks around midnight on Saturday 21st October.
The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. The famous Comet Halley hurtles past Earth and leaves a dust trail, which has been known and observed since ancient times.
With a new moon arriving on the 19th, we will have very dark skies!
The meteors mainly radiate from the constellation of Orion but can appear anyway in the sky.
Meters provide great fun for the family! Some meteors burn quickly with a bright flash, other take longer to burn and leave a dramatic trail.