If this fog clears up, we’re going to be in for quite a show this weekend! Much like how we look forward to the Persied meteor showers every summer, October brings an entirely different light show our way. The Orionids are a result of Halley’s Comet. As the comet makes it’s way around the sun, it leaves little crumbs as it breaks apart, and those crumbs are what causes the dazzling light show.

 

This year’s Orionids peak on the 21st, with 15-20 an hour, but if you’re busy that night, the shower will be visible before and after that date as well. Go find somewhere dark and have fun! (please don’t take that last line out of context!)

Do you have a favourite place to go watch the stars? I’d love to hear from you! Reach out on Facebook or Twitter, or you can always send me an email: bigginger@thegoatrocks.ca!