If the forecast co-operates sufficiently, stargazers should be treated to the beautiful Orionid meteor shower overnight Sunday 21st of October until Monday morning.
This meteor shower is caused by the Earth passing through a part of space filled with junk from Halleys Komet. NASA says patience is a key in completely enjoying the orionids, as it takes about 30 minutes for the human eye to adjust and they usually go to dawn when they begin.
The US Space Agency exudes the orionids as "one of the most beautiful showers of the year" and that they are known for their brightness and speed as they move at about 148,000 km / h through our atmosphere. They even create a soccer-like look as they leave "glowing glowing pieces of junk".
At its peak, Orionid Meteor Rain can produce about 1
"Search for prolonged light explosions when you look at the Orionid meteor shower. The orionids are also framed by some of the brightest stars in the night sky, which allows a spectacular background for these flashy meteors, NASA writes on its website.
"The orionids are visible both in the northern and southern hemisphere during the hours after midnight. an area far from the city or street light. Come and prepare your sleeping bag, blanket or lawn. Lie flat on your back with your feet to the southeast if you are in the northern hemisphere or northeast if you are in the southern hemisphere, and look up and take in as much of the sky as possible. "
On the weekend in Michigan, the moon is expected to rise at 5:41 am and ask at 5:28 am according to AccuWeather. Visibility is largely dependent on the moon and apparently a clear sky.
As you can see from the picture below, we need some trip here in Michigan to catch showers at the top:
As for the original story behind these showers, Halley Comet's comics take about 76 years to complete a ball of the sun. The comet himself was last visible from the ground to the "informal observer" back in 1986, and does not come into our inner solar system until 2061.