TEMPO.CO, Bandung – The phenomenon of the sky throughout October-November is there is a shower of Orionid meteors. Lasts from 2 October to 7 November, the peak of the Orionid meteor shower occurs on 21 October. The location of the constellation is in the sky in the northeast.
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Astronomical activists from the southern Langit community in Bandung Avivah Yamani said the Orionid meteor shower came from the rest of Halley's comet dust. As the name implies, Orionid meteor showers emerge from the constellation Orion Si Pemburu. "At peak night, observers can watch 25 meteors per hour," he said Friday, October 12, 2018.
Quoting from the page of the South Sky, the meteor that shot was estimated to be 66 kilometers per second. Rasi Orion is published at 10:16 p.m. WIB. At the peak, a large convex moon that is heading west and set at 2:58 a.m. will be a light pollution that interferes with observation.
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Orionid meteor shower is one of the meteor showers with a fairly high activity between 40-70 meteors per hour. Analysis of Orionid meteor shower data from 1984 – 2001 shows that the maximum annual rate varies between 14-31 meteors per hour.
The strongest period occurred for 12 years in the 20th century and during 2006 – 2012/2013, on the peak night, observers could enjoy 30 – 70 meteors per hour. But since 2014, Orionid meteor showers are in the lowest activity in the range of 15-20 meteors per hour.
Observers in Indonesia can observe the meteor tracks that appear to come from the constellation Orion starting at midnight when the Orion constellation is high enough around 30 degrees in the sky towards the northeast. In addition to natural light pollution factors from the moon, observers also need to take into account the city's light pollution conditions.
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