The peak of the Orionids is here. Last nights numbers were comparable to what was seen last year on Oct 20 and 21 UT. This suggests that the Orionids are at least as strong (ZHR = 30-40 meteors per hour) as they were last year.
An interesting meteor shower - the "Orionids" meteor shower - is now on display in the sky.Here in the Philippines, however, it is being overshadowed by news about typhoons.Even the chief of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) appeared to have forgotten about the annual meteor shower seen from Oct. 17-25, with its traditional peak nights on the 21st and the 22nd.
Kitt Peak invites the public to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy during a special "Meteor Mania" program on Tuesday, Oct. 20.Guests can view the Orionid meteor shower from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. that night, a release said.