All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘halley’s comet’

Meteor Shower to Light Up Night Sky

Halley’s Comet isn’t scheduled to make its next appearance in the inner solar system for another 47 years, but the debris left in the wake of the comet’s 1986 trip to the Sun is still causing quite a light show for Earth. This week our planet is passing through the debris cloud left by Halley’s Comet. The celestial event will …

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Orionid Meteor Shower Begins Tonight

The Orionid meteor shower, which has been known to produce bright fireballs, can be seen in the sky beginning after midnight, on early October 21. The Orionids are an annual meteor shower which last about a week in late-October. Sometimes meteors may occur at rates of 50-70 per hour, and the best way to spot them is to look up. …

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