Orionids meteor shower

Posted by on Monday, October 19, 2015

The Orionids meteor shower happens this week.

The Orionids meteor shower is generated by the famous Halley's Comet.

Halley's Comet or Comet Halley, officially designated 1P/Halley, is a short-period comet visible from Earth every 75–76 years.

It was discovered in 1705.

Meteor showers typically come from the dusty, rocky guts that comets leave behind as they fly through the solar system.
You can watch the live webcast from the online observatory, Slooh, which will begin at 8 pm ET on Wednesday Oct. 21.



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