Saturday, October 22, 2011

Second Chance To See Orionid Meteor Shower Tomorrow

NASA IMAGE - CLICK TO ENLARGE


UPDATE: Orionid Meteor Shower Can Now Be Seen From U.S. East Coast

If you missed the peak of the Orionid Meteor Shower early this morning, don't worry.
You will be able to get a second chance to see it Sunday in the dark morning hours just before sunrise.

The Orionid meteor shower is made up of debris left by Halley's Comet. 

The debris field is so wide that encompasses the entire distance between the Earth and the Moon.

NASA scientists are actually observing the meteors hit the moon which produce bright white flashes because there is no atmosphere on the moon to slow the meteors before an explosive impact.

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