Beyond the Weather: Orionid meteor shower

Annual Geminid meteor shower to light-up Metro Vancouver Sky tonight

Annual Geminid meteor shower to light-up Metro Vancouver Sky tonight

During its peak, people will be able to see up to 20 meteors per hour from the Comet Halley.

Binoculars and telescopes won't improve the view, because they are created to see more stationary objects in the sky.

Meanwhile, those in the Midwest and south-central US will be facing cloudy conditions on Sunday night that obscure the shower for most of the night.

The Orionids meteor shower is one of the most reliable and visible showers of the year, along with the Perseids which occurred in August this year.

The Orionids originate from Halley's comet, which was last seen on Earth in 1986. "This comet leaves debris in its wake that strikes Earth's atmosphere most fully around October 20-22, while Earth intersects the comet's orbit, as it does every year at this time".

Stargazers are awaiting this October's "out of this world" show... the Orionid meteor shower!

View from an area with low light pollution.

The Orionid meteors are named as such because they appear to spring from around the constellation Orion.

The moon will lead to subpar views for this night sky display.

The sky will light up this weekend as the Orionid meteor shower peaks.

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