Orionid Meteor Shower 2017 Australia
The Orionids are a meteor shower whose meteors appear to fly out of the constellation Orion. Under favorable conditions, on a dark moonless night, the Orionids can produce a maximum of 20 meteors per hour. On average, the Starfall produces about 15 meteors per hour and is considered to be the average Starfall. Starfall occurred close to the group of stars Orion, it tends to be seen the southern and northern halves of the globe. On the off chance that you get a telescope. So that, the nearest you can watch a meteor shower is close to the star grouping of Orion. Orionid meteor shower 2017 Australia was so close to us and we could watch bare eye.
Despite the fact that the Orionid Starfall produces a small number of meteors per hour. The Orionid meteors are very fast-148 thousand miles per hour. More falling meteors fall after midnight, and the peak of their fall can be observed for a couple of hours before dawn.
Effects of Orionid Meteor Shower 2017 Australia
However, despite the beauty of the Orionid Starfall, doctors say that the phenomenon can affect health. People exposed to weather events can feel emotional stress. Therefore, astrologers recommend controlling your emotions, especially negative ones. During this period, it is very important to show all the strength. You don’t break down under the weight of emotions and problems.
What are Orionids?
Orionids are an annual meteor shower that displays fast and bright meteors that leave traces, among which there are also multi-colored ones: white, red, blue-green, yellow and orange colors. The stream is active between October 17 and 26. The peak of activity usually occurs on October 21, when the number of falling meteors reaches an average of 20 meteors per hour, with a maximum of 30. The speed of meteors is 66 km/s.
The Orionids got their name from the constellation Orion, where the meteor departure area (radiant) is located above and to the left of the bright orange star Betelgeuse.
The Orionids are fairly well known to astronomy enthusiasts. Although this stream is not as active as the famous Perseids, its meteors are no less beautiful and bright, just as often leaving plumes in the sky.
History of Orionids
Orionids were first observed in the nineteenth century. Back in 1839, American astronomer, Edward K. Herrick reported the activity of a certain meteor shower in the period from 8 to 15 October. In 1840, he also said that the maximum flow date should be between 8 and 25 October.
Grandson of the famous astronomer William Herschel’s Alexander Herschel made first accurate observation of the Orionids, on October 18, 1864. After that, interest in the stream began to increase rapidly. At the end of the XIX and in the first half of the XX century, the Orionids became the subject of intensive observations, according to the website “Big universe”.
On the night of October 19, earthlings could observe Uranus in the sky. The planet came close to Earth at a distance of 2.835 billion kilometers, so you could see it without using a telescope, with the naked eye, NASA reported.
It has been possible to observe the celestial body using binoculars or a telescope.
One of the most beautiful celestial phenomena of October occurred on the morning. At that time, the Moon and the planet Venus came together.