3 good meteor showers in October and November 2020

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The Full Blue Moon Halloween This fall is not the only notable sky event. During the three months of October and November, three annual meteor showers will send fireball shooting through the night sky.

Here are the three upcoming meteor showers and things to look forward to.

Orionid meteor shower

when: Anniversary Orionid meteor shower It starts on October 2nd and runs until November 7th, but the best time to check it out is at its peak – Tuesday, October 20th, Wednesday, October 21st, and Wednesday, October 21st.

How active: Experts American Material Society The Orionid shower usually produces 10 to 20 meteors per hour, but in some years it produces 50 to 75 meteors per hour – increasing the reputation of being the best meteor shower of the fall season. On the night of October 20, the moon’s light will be less than 25 percent, and the number of shooting stars appearing this year could be kept at a low ebb.

Interesting fact: The Orionids The small dust and rocks left by the famous Halley’s Comet. At this time of year, the Earth passes through the remnants of a comet, allowing us to see these shooting stars.

Experts say you do not need a telescope or binoculars to see a meteorite. Try to find a dark place as far away from street lights and city lights as possible. Give your eyes 20 minutes to adjust to the darkness.Johnny Lindner | Pixby

Northern Turid Meteor Shower

when: The Northern Turid meteor shower will appear on October 20 and will continue until December 10, AMS said. Its highest period will be on November 11 from 12 noon to dawn, when the moon will be 15% full.

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How active: This meteorite usually produces only five to 10 shooting stars per hour, the highest number in dark places. Astronomers say this shower is remarkable because it will produce Bright fireball. Therefore, it should pay more attention to its quality than its quantity.

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Leonid meteor shower

when: The annual Leonid meteor shower will appear from November 6 and continue until November 30. Its highest period will be at night from November 16 to November 17, when the moon will be only 5% full.

How active: This meteor shower usually produces 15 meteors per hour.

Interesting fact: “The shower is called Leonids because its light or meteorites seem to emanate from the sky in the constellation of Leo.” TimeAndDate.com.

Perseid meteor shower

During the months of October and November, some good meteor showers appear in the night sky. Two meteor showers are expected in December. Shutterstock

Looking forward

The best meteor showers to look for in December 2020 are:

  • The Gemini meteor shower will rise on the night of December 13 until the morning of December 14.
  • The Ursid meteor shower will last until the night of December 21 and the morning of December 22.

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