Keep your eye to the sky Montco, because the Orionid meteor shower will be passing through our atmosphere late tonight and into early Sunday morning. This shower of rock, ice and dust falls to our planet around this time every year, outputting bright flashes of light as fragments burn out on their descent to Earth. The Orionid shower is actually left over debris from Haley’s Comet, which caught everyones attention when it soared past Earth in 1986. Experts are predicting that 20-25 meteors will be visible every hour, so don’t forget to look up tonight!
October 20th is also National Fall Astronomy Day…what better way to celebrate than with a late night shower!
Feel free to send us some pics if you get a good shot!