Meteor Shower Series Will Be Hitting The Skies This October, Stargazers Mark Your Calendars
Outer space sends us amazing things, among those are meteor showers. Stargazers, mark your calendars because there will be a month-long meteor shower experience this October.
Debris left by Halley's Comet leaves us the dazzling Orionid meteor shower. Scientists say that the debris of Halley's Comet is not scary at all. As earth passes through the tail, People here on Earth will be experiencing a meteor shower from October 1 to November 7, according to Science Alert.
Earth passes through the tail of Halley's Comet twice. The last time that the earth passes through the debris, the Eta Aquarids causes the meteor shower. It was witnessed by many last May.
The meteor shower will peak on the morning of October 21, with 20 showers an hour. But, scientists say, that due to the moon's brightness the chance to see the shower will be at pre-dawn from today up to October 15.
Not only will people be experiencing meteor showers, but also other planets will be seen. On October 15, the planet Uranus will appear opposite the sun in the sky and rises in the east after sunset. The nearby full moon will make it easier for the people to see the planet.
On October 28, the planet Jupiter and its moon will show. These two will make a stunning sight just by the naked eye. Catch them against the brightening dawn skies at the east. Meanwhile, on October 30, Saturn and Venus will also show. Venus will be brighter than the Saturn. You can witness them at the low southwest skies.
In line constellations can also be seen, on October 18, the orange star Aldebaran which is the bull's red eye of the constellation Taurus can also be seen. It will appear after the darkness falls.
On October 25, during the pre-dawn hours, the heart of the lion from the constellation Leo will show. The two bright stars will be seen two degrees apart, as reproted by National Geographic.