Orionid Meteor Shower coming from Halley’s Comet tail to Rochester on October 21st

There are two major meteor showers that visit our Earth every year: the Leonid in the spring, and on Sunday, October 21st our fall skies will be slashed through by the bright lights of the Orionid Meteor Shower.

The Orionids are so named because the primary direction of the shower appears from Earth to be coming from the shoulder of the constellation Orion. Observers are predicting a pretty sizable shower this year, including what they estimate will be about 25 meteors per hour:

(thanks to Facebook fan Rebecca Rafferty for noticing that I’d referred to the wrong #%^$& meteor shower)

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.