Next night, meteorologists expect another swarm of shooting stars over Germany. The reason is the so-called Orionid currents.
Time to make wishes: Like every year in October, Orionids once again cover the night sky with shooting stars. Due to the small size and mass of the particles, they are considered particularly fast.
However, if you want to observe the burning of particles in the Earth’s atmosphere, you have to stay awake for a long time. The best time to do this is between midnight and five in the morning. Then the Orionid current reaches its peak. With a bit of luck, up to 20 meteors can be seen per hour.
Orionids are the remnants of Halley’s Comet
Comet Halley is responsible for the Orionids. Bulk particles are the remnants of a celestial body that a comet lost during its journey through space, which lasted for thousands of years. Its orbital period around the sun is about 75 years.
If clear vision is restricted by clouds the next night, the next meteor stream will occur in a few weeks. In the second half of November, the so-called Leonids became active.
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