KEEP YOUR HEAD UP…NO REALLY… A METEOR SHOWER PEAKS THIS WEEKEND
When heading out tonight or Saturday night, make sure you take some time to look up at the sky. The Orionid meteor shower is headed our way, and it could be very visible this weekend!
WGRZ shared the news of what could be an epic meteor shower headed our way starting tonight and lasting through Sunday morning! Deborah Byrd of Earthsky.org had this to say about the upcoming event:
"The Orionid meteors are debris left behind by Comet Halley, arguably the most famous of all comets... This comet leaves debris in its wake that strikes Earth’s atmosphere most fully around Oct. 20-22, while Earth intersects the comet’s orbit, as it does every year at this time."
Now even though the meteors will seem super close, don't worry, they're actually nowhere near Earth...which is reallly good news. Also, at it's peak, we can expect to see 15-20 meteors per hour, and these puppies are flying, moving at about 148,000 mph! Enjoy the show, and for more info Click Here.