Do not miss the Orionid meteor shower this 2020, since on the night of this Wednesday, October 21, they will be at their most visible point
The meteor shower of Orionidas is one of the most anticipated astronomical shows this 2020, and precisamante night Wednesday,October 21 will be at its most visible point so not to miss.
This is the second meteor shower of October, since the past 7 and 8 were the moments of the Draconids. Like the latter, the Orionids are made up of the remains of Halley’s Comet, which could be seen from our planet in 1986 and will be seen again until 2062.
The name of the Orionids comes from the constellation of Orion, since the meteorites seem to detach from the area of the sky where the famous constellation is located.
According to the International Meteor Organization, it is expected that in the Orionids of this 2020 around 20 meteors per hour may be visible , although it is possible that there are other days when they can also be seen with this intensity.
In reality, the Orionid rain began on October 2 and will last until November 20, but NASA assured that the best time to contemplate it will be after 11 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, without the need for use telescopes or other instruments.
On the other hand, there are a series of recommendations to follow to be able to observe the celestial phenomenon in greater detail, and that is that if you are in a place with a lot of lighting, this will probably prevent you from contemplating the meteorites, the same will happen if the sky is cloudy.
The Orionids will not be the last star shower of 2020, because from November 6 to 30 the Leonids will take place, even more intense, since it will have a peak of up to 100 meteors per hour.
While between December 13 and 14, the Geminid meteor shower can be seen, in which there will be an average of 30 to 50 meteorites per hour during its peak.