Orion the Hunter its visible rising in the East at around 11 pm local and remains visible all night. The mighty hunter prepares to roam the skies of winter with his trusty hunting dogs Canis Major and Canis Minor.
Tonight into tomorrow morning before dawn be on the look out for shooting stars - meteors - from the Orionid Meteor Shower. The expected peak of the Orionids, which can produce up to 10 meteors an hour and peak at 25 an hour, is on Saturday-Sunday night. The best time to look is after midnight and before dawn as we will be facing the meteor stream.
|Star Chart For The Orionid Meteor Shower|
Credit: Sky & Telescope.com
None other than Halley's Comet is the source for these dust particles which hit our atmosphere at a speed of 238,000 KM/SEC....that dear reader is SMOKING!!!
If you want to try and capture pics of the shower here are some tips.
Be sure to enjoy the bright star Sirius and the other stars of winter's sky while watching.
Here's to clear skies for all.
Sky Guy in VA