Monday, October 18, 2010

Orionids Meteor Shower- October 21-22, 2010

Amateur Astronomers of Rhode Island Reports: "This shower produces a peak rate of 20 yellow and green meteors per hour, which are fast moving at 41.6 miles per second and are known to produce fireballs."

Parent Comet: 1P/Halley
Moon Phase: Full

To prepare you for this I found this wonderful resource that has been posted numerous times on my blog:


For more information:
http://stardate.org/nightsky/meteors/

2 comments:

Kevin said...

Hello matthew, Do you know if SAC will be offering telescope viewing of the Orionid shower tonight? When and where would you sugeest to look within the city limits? Thanks, Kevin

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