Sunday, October 21, 2012

Orionid Meteor Shower October 20th - 21st

Orionid meteor shower lights up the sky with spectacular show of shooting stars.

Every year in mid-to-late October, the Earth passes through the debris from Halley’s Comet, and meteors light up the pre-dawn sky. The annual event gives early-risers a spectacular show of shooting stars.

This years shower was to be on the night of the 20th of October 2012 in the early hours of the morning.

Last night our alarm`s were set for the middle of the night to take a look. The skies were clear in the early hours of the morning looking beautiful with hundreds of stars on display. We often stand outside on a clear night and look up at the stars above. But this night was special.

Looking up at the sky on occasions a bright light would shot across the sky like a shooting star. At other times a trickle like what I can only describe as a plain coloured firework trickled down like a waterfall.

It was clear but rather chilly so we only stayed outside for a short while before moving back in doors to carry on watching for a short while before complete tiredness came across our bodies and sleep prevailed. 
Even so  we kept the curtains open and watched the night sky above holding many secrets of outer space and what lies beyond. 
Soon the stars faded as fog took over the valley and blocked the view of this years Orionid meteor show.

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