Orionid Shower Illuminates Qatar Sky Tomorrow Night

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Orionid Shower Illuminates Qatar Sky Tomorrow Night

The "Orionid" meteor shower will illuminate the northern hemisphere sky including Qatar sky from the evening of Monday, October 21, 2019, till the dawn of Tuesday, October 22, hence the residents of Northern Hemisphere including Qatar resident will have a good chance to seeing and observing Orionid meteor shower. Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced. 

Astronomer expert at (QCH) Dr. Beshir Marzouk said the Orionid meteor shower is usually active every year from October 2, till November 2, while its peak will be starting from the evening of October 21, till the dawn of October 22. Moreover, an Orionid meteor shower is one of important meteors showers seen from Earth, where the average rate of showers flow will be between 20 to 30 Orionid meteors per hour according to astronomer experts on meteors shower observations.


Generally, residents not need astronomical instrumentations to observing the meteor shower, so Qatar and the countries of all Northern Hemisphere residents can see Orionid meteor showers with naked eye from places without light and environment pollutions (pure sky), and darker places, moreover, they need to look to southeast horizon of sky from midnight till dawn time to can observe Orionid meteor showers, added, they can take a nice photo for Orionid meteor shower by using recent digital cameras, but they must increase an exposure time of camera when taking a photo to can get best photos for Orionid meteor shower. Dr. Beshir Marzouk added. 

Orionid meteor shower is created by debris from "Halley Comet"; where the Earth passes through the dust and debris it leaves behind during the first of October till the first days of November every year.

As known, the best time for observing Orionid meteor shower is at midnight till dawn time, while the best location is a darker location without light and environmental pollutions.

Astronomer expert at Qatar Calendar House

Dr. Beshir Marzouk