In the News: Stars Put on Sky Show

By: Tiffani Haynes400px-Orionid12n

Forget reality TV, the stars are putting on the show tonight. The Orionid meteor shower will happen tonight. The “shooting stars” are a result of Halley’s Comet debris.

According to, “Some of those counts come in flurries, so skywatchers should find a comfortable spot with as wide a view of the sky as possible. Lie back and allow 15 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness, then give the show at least a half hour to play out through spurts and lulls. Meteors could appear anywhere in the sky, though traced back they will appear to emanate from the constellation Orion.”

While parts of the meteor shower may begin to show earlier tonight, the show should begin around 1 a.m. Those in rural areas will have a better view than those in cities and suburbs.

You won’t need binoculars or telescopes to watch the show, only warm clothing. So bundle up and enjoy the show.


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