A meteor shower that occurs annually due to Earth passing through dust released by Halley's Comet is set to peak Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Orionids are pieces of dust and detritus left behind from Comet Halley on its previous journeys through the inner solar system.
Almost two weeks after the Draconid meteor shower lit up the night skies, the Orionid meteor shower will do the same this week, giving stargazers a great view. In total, the 2020 Orionids run from October 2 to November 7, according to the American Meteor Society, a nonprofit that monitors meteor activity.
The meteors radiate from the well-known Orion constellation, but you don't have to look in the direction of the constellation to see them.
Arguably the most famous comet all actually only passes our world every 75 to 76 years. But if you can see Orion at all, it's worth looking up to see if meteors appear.
It's expected the meteor shower will peak in the early-morning hours on October 21, around 1 a.m., but skygazers should check timeanddate.com to get an idea of the best viewing time in their area. That's because these meteors are fainter than the Perseid meteor shower, which last appeared in August.
Although just under two dozen meteors per hour are likely, there is a chance that this year's showing of the Orionids could outperform expectations.
Onlookers should still curb any expectations for an outburst like this, as meteor showers are known for being hard to predict.
If you don't see much tonight, try again tomorrow. They arrive in Earth's atmosphere at 41 miles per second and vaporize in the upper atmosphere about 60 miles from Earth. Some travel so fast that they explode into fireballs, creating prolonged bursts of light.
A meteor forms when a meteoroid, a type of space rock that breaks off from an asteroid - a rocky body orbiting the sun - enters Earth's atmosphere. Some of the meteoroids are only the size of a grain of sand.
According to the Weather Channel, it's best to avoid light pollution (if possible) and not use binoculars or telescopes if you want to view the shower.
Find an open area away from the city that will afford you a wide view of the sky, and don't forget to bring a blanket or chair and dress for the weather.
Allow yourself time for your eyes to adjust to the dark.
Mickelson remained ideal on the over-50 circuit with his victory on Sunday at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic. Robert Karlsson , another rookie on the tour, closed with a 64 including an albatross 2 on the final hole.
Une fois la saison régulière achevée avec des matches aller-retour, un tournoi final mettrait en lice la tête du classement. Selon les informations de Sky News , 18 clubs prendraient part à la compétition qui se déroulerait à partir de 2022.
We need to continue improving, don't concede goals and keep scoring. "He gave me a great pass and I just needed to do the rest". We work with all the players to express themselves and show what they're good at". "We had moments ourselves".
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Canada has passed 200,000, four months after the country reached the 100,000-case threshold. Another 499 people had the disease, she said, and declared the province to be in it's "second wave" of the pandemic.
IBM shares dropped 2.8% after it reported results after hours, which included a decline in revenue and no guidance on its outlook. The market's slide was broad, though technology , health care, and communication stocks bore the brunt of the selling.
There are three people hospitalized with COVID-19, unchanged from Friday, and there have been 23 recoveries since the last update. As for licensed childcare centres, there are now 323 total confirmed cases, as well as 79 centres and 343 homes closed.
Cech, who holds the record for the most clean sheets in Premier League history with 202, retired from football in 2019. The ex-Czech Republic worldwide was included as the fifth goalkeeper in Chelsea's 21-man group.
The interview ended after the president sat with the journalist for 45 minutes at the White House, according to reports . A White House official said Trump decided he had spent enough time on the discussion.
Binding and inhibiting this viral protein would potentially stop the virus' entry into the cell, creating a viable drug target. A 14-year-old Indian origin girl, Anika Chebrolu, is among thousands of scientists vying to find the flawless COVID-19 cure.
Joey Logano wins NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway
Hamlin looked to be a leading contender for the win, leading three times for a total 58 laps and winning the second stage. Bowman is 27 points below, Truex is 31 points behind and Kurt Busch is 73 points back after blowing his engine Sunday.
American Kokrak captures first US PGA victory at CJ Cup
Kokrak blasted his drive 342 yards into the fairway and used a pitching wedge to drop his ball just inside 27 feet from the cup. Kokrak finished at 20-under 268 to prevail by two shots over Schauffele, who shot a final-round 66 at Shadow Creek Golf Course.
Google's "search hum" feature is already working
Say, "Hey Google , what's this song?" To try it, make sure you have the most recent version of the Google app . As the result, you not only get the soundtrack but also related artists, featuring video and lyrics too.
Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Iron County
On Sunday, 7.4% of coronavirus tests returned positive results, higher than the 5% positivity rate state health officials want. As with the MI data, the state numbers are updated daily but can lag behind local reports or have other discrepancies.