"go outside and look up in the direction of the constellation Orion"
and get a faceful of rain
A gloomy NASA isn't holding out much hope for a dazzling Orionid meteor shower display this week, as Earth passes through the debris trail of Halley's Comet. Peak activity is expected just before dawn on Thursday, 22 October. However, a rather glum Bill Cooke, of the NASA Meteoroid Environments Office, said: "The Orionids will …
1) If you live in the northern hemisphere
2) If you live in the country - far from urban light pollution
3) if you live in an area which is not completely clouded over in late October
=> The Sahara desert, Rural India, New Mexico and central china seem to be good candidates at this time.... sorry for the rest of you folks :-)
The Sahara desert, Rural India, New Mexico and central china seem to be good candidates at this time.... sorry for the rest of you folks :-)
Getting out in the early morning and looking at the sky all alone will probably open you up for a fast-come/fast-served "signature" drone strike in most of those places.
"We shall see..."
Not here. About an hour after it got a mention on the local news the rain arrived. It looks like it will clear up by tomorrow lunchtime...then the next "wave" arrives on Wednesday evening. In other words SNAFU as far as interesting skywatching goes here in the UK.
If the radiant is Orion then the worst place to look is at Orion. Looking at roughly 90degrees to the radiant will give a wider view of possible meteor paths and higher possibility of seeing things ... though the best ones always fall behind you!
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