Orionids

Tonight I’ll be staying up til the wee hours of the morning in hopes of catching part of the meteor shower.  It’s been over a year since I’ve live anywhere conducive to seeing anything but the moon in the night sky and I’m looking forward to it.

I used to spend hours outside staring up at the night sky and just watching.  And since I have such great viewing conditions in my little village here, I might just have to start thinking about investing in a decent little telescope again. 

The Orioninds aren’t a bad show.  Usually 20-25 an hour, mostly quickly little ones.  Best view is the 17th-25th from 0100 to 0600 hrs.  It’s worth staying up late (or getting up really early). 

2 Responses to “Orionids”

  1. belladonna Says:

    For the curious, I did see a few before deciding I should call it a night. I have a feeling I’ll be out on the hill behind my house every night this week watching.

  2. Rich Says:

    I’m going to have to see if I can catch any this weekend.

    Damn classes, making me get sleep…

    “In Russia, we have bears. Brown bears. They drink vodka and come down chimneys at christmastime.”

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