A Shower in the Sky

Mon, 10/31/2016
NASA photo of a Orionid Meteor Shower
An Orionid meteor shower, photo by NASA.

Until November 14, a spectacular event will take place across the sky. This event is called a Orionid Meteor Shower, and it happens almost every year. An Orionid Meteor Shower is a phenomena that occurs when the debris from Halley’s Comet burn upon entering Earth’s atmosphere. This light show begins October 21st through November 14th, and it is gorgeous!

f you want to see this shower take place, here are some helpful ways to make sure you get the best look:

  • Find a flat surface to plant your telescope.
  • Make sure the night sky is clear.
  • Cloudy skies mean no meteors.
  • Bring a blanket and some food if you want a snack.

And to learn more you can visit NASA's website. Have fun!

Camari Morrison