Halley’s Comet sends stunning ‘shower of fireballs’ overhead tonight – with dozens visible per hour

SKYGAZERS are in for a treat this week as a meteor shower with a special surprise is set to blast through the skies. Dust from the famous Halley’s Comet will be part of the display, which is a great chance to see a few shooting stars. Halley’s Comet seen here in 1910 – won’t be seen again until 2061Getty It coincides each year with the Orionid Meteor Shower, running through the latter part of October. The event is set to peak on October 21, with up to 25 meteors per hour visible, as long as the weather behaves. Observers in the UK and the US can get a good glimpse into October 22 as well. And they should be visible with the naked eye, meaning no need to get hold of some binoculars. Read more about space TIME CRISIS ‘Time-traveller from 2671’ reveals exactly when alien meteor will hit Earth “Hunting for meteors, like the rest of astronomy, is a waiting game, so it’s best to bring a comfy chair to sit on and to wrap up warm as you could be outside for a while,” the Royal Observatory in Greenwich warned. “They can be seen with the naked eye so…

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Halley’s Comet sends stunning ‘shower of fireballs’ overhead tonight – with dozens visible per hour

Updated: October 17, 2022 — 10:26 am