Weather Tidbits: Orionid Meteor Shower

The big meteor shower of October or Orionids are explored in this Weather Tidbits. The Orionids are debris leftover from its parent comet, which is Halley’s Comet, and radiate from the constellation Orion. These meteors are fast moving with speeds up to 150,000 mph that leave behind a trail that last a few seconds. Their quickness can produce fireballs which are prolonged explosions of light. They tend to produce between 10-20 meteors per hour.

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