The Astronomical Society in Jeddah revealed in a report that it crosses the globe at this time of the year through the dusty remnants scattered along the orbit of Halley’s comet, which strikes the Earth’s atmosphere and burns at an altitude of about 70 to 100 km and appears to us in the form of meteors and has no effect on our planet .
Orionaries of medium meteors are active from October 2 to November 7 and may produce at their peak up to 20 meteors per hour, but the number cannot be precisely determined. Meteors are famous for their contravention of expectations, as the number observed may not exceed a few meteors or the number may be greater than estimates Who knows, it is expected that its activity will intensify 3 hours before Thursday sunrise.
This year is considered one of the ideal years to observe the meteors because the moon will be in the crescent phase at the beginning of the month and it will set early at night, which will leave the sky dark to observe these meteors from a dark location far from city lights (and not from the house), where the meteors emerge outwardly from the northern part For the Orion star group (Gemini), which is the reason for its name, but meteors can appear from anywhere in the sky.
The constellation of Orion stars (Gemini) is one of the easiest groups of stars to be identified, as it includes three stars in a single mid-bright line representing the belt of Orion and the brightest star in the Sirius sky located to the south of the stars of Orion.
The stars of Orion (Gemini) are currently observed towards the eastern horizon before midnight, and towards the southern horizon before dawn light, and surrounded by bright colored stars associated with winter nights in the northern hemisphere.