October is a wonderful month for those who love the beauty of space. So get ready and set your eyes towards the sky as Orionid meteor shower will be at its peak in this month and it will happen near 20 October most probably. Whereas, the Draconid Meteor Shower is set to rise on the evening of October 7 and 8. Therefore, October is full of celestial events.
The Draconid Meteor Shower will be the first in line and rise on Sunday, 8 October. There is a spot in the sky from where the shower begins. According to the sources, the name of the event is derived from the same spot (constellation Draco the Dragon). However, the shower with nearly 10 meteors per hour, will happen during the early evening hours. So look up in the sky and set your eyes towards the beautiful shooting stars which may occur after the evening hours.
The next meteor shower will take place around 20 October which is named as Orionid meteor shower. Usually, this shower takes place every year in October month while Earth moves by a path of wreckage which is left behind by Halley’s Comet. Speculations are the shooting starts will remain at its peak on the night of October 20 by early morning on October 21, While it will continue to be visible from October 2 to November 7.
There are possibilities to witness 15 to 30 Orionid meteor every hour. The name Orionid is derived from the constellation Orion, which is overshadowed by the glorious Rigel and Betelgeuse stars. The best time to watch Orionid meteor shower is just after the midnight and before the sunrise.
The best thing is that these shooting stars will be visible with naked eyes, any special equipment is not required. It will remain in view all areas of the sky. After the Orionid meteor shower, the Hunter’s Moon (celestial event) will appear in the initial days of November.