Meteor shower over Norfolk october 2018

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For the Orionid shower, the debris you can see is actually pieces of Comet 1P/Halley, famously known as Halley's comet.

You may have seen a few stray meteors zooming across the sky, leftover Draconids whose peak passed earlier this month or leftover meteors from the South Taurid shower that's still ongoing.

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The Orionid meteor shower isn't the most productive shower of the year, but its closeness to the easy-to-spot Orion and its association with Halley's comet make it a well-known one. The Orionids move at speeds which are only six km slower than the fastest one which we mentioned above, and this won't make a big difference. "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".

The Orionid shower will be visible across the United Kingdom until October 27. This is on Sunday, and the shower will also take place Saturday and Monday as well. During its peak, there are 15 meteors per hour, lasting until dawn.

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This year the moon will be almost full, which will diminish some of the meteors.

Skygazers in the D.C. area are in luck, as the visibility is predicted as good, but city residents may want to head out to areas with less light pollution to increase the number of meteors they would be able to see with the naked eye and without special equipment. She is collaborating with online advertising agencies, writing articles for several websites and blogs.

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