Meteor shower forecast for New Zealand this weekend

by Sherry Padilla October 21, 2017, 0:24
Meteor shower forecast for New Zealand this weekend

As always, light pollution from the city will obscure views of the meteors, so it is best to travel as far away from them as possible.

She told Broadsheet, "The Orionid meteor shower (which takes its names from the constellation Orion) will appear from October 2 to November 7 but will be the most prolific on October 21".

When there are numerous rocks at the same time, this is known as a meteor shower. As they enter Earth's atmosphere, these meteorites heat up and turn into shooting stars.

Darkness is key when trying to watch for meteors. However, they will appear to streak across the entire sky.

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Knowing this, however, is pretty much irrelevant for amateur astronomers.

Keep an eye on the upcoming dates, and hope for the right conditions during the event.

We'll still see mostly clear skies tonight along with mild temps and just a few thin clouds.

The Orionid meteor shower happens every year, and it's when a vast amount of shooting stars can be seen in one go.

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October may be best known for pumpkins, fall weather and haunted houses, but the month is also prime time for meteor showers. However, you don't want to focus on that spot in the sky since meteors close to the radiant tend to have short tails and are harder to see.

While falling Orionids will be visible to the naked eye from nearly anywhere in the country, stargazers are advised to steer clear of cities so as to escape light pollution for the best view of the dazzling display.

Places such as the Peak District, Lake District, South Downs national park, Exmoor national park, Snowdonia national park are popular choices.

Once you are confident that you have located Orion's club, simply sit back and enjoy the show.

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