Michigan Gets A Cool Space Show This Week
The Orionid meteor shower may have peaked last night and this morning, but, according to MLive.com, it will continue this week, with meteors coming from the direction of the constellation Orion. Look up, to the south, it's the one with three stars in a row (Orion's belt). These meteors aren't coming from the constellation itself, but we'll see them because Earth is currently flying through debris left behind by Halley's Comet. Yes, meteors are God's bugs on Earth's windshield.
In addition, this week marks the Hunter's Moon. The moon will officially be full on Wednesday (it looked like it was pretty much full to me, this morning) It will rise at dusk and set in the west early in the morning. So, early morning this week, before sunrise, might be the best time to see the meteors.
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