Weather, Bandung – The phenomenon of the sky throughout October-November is that there is a rain of orioid meteorites. It lasts from October 2 to November 7, the peak of the Orionid meteor shower occurs on October 21. The location of the constellation is in the sky in the northeast.
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Astronomical activists from the Langit community in southern Bandung Avivah Yamani said that the Orionid meteor shower came from the rest of Halley's comet dust. As the name indicates, orioid meteor showers emerge from the constellation Orion Si Pemburu. "At the peak of the night, observers can watch 25 meteors per hour," he said on Friday, October 12, 2018.
Citing the Southern Sky page, the meteor it fired was estimated at 66 kilometers per second. Rasi Orion is published at 10:16 am WIB. At the peak, a large convex moon that heads west and sets at 2:58 in the morning will be a light pollution that interferes with observation.
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The 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 and 31 meteors per hour.
The strongest period occurred for 12 years in the 20th century and during 2006 – 2012/2013, at the peak of the night, observers were able to enjoy 30 to 70 meteors per hour. But since 2014, Orionid meteor showers are at 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 Orion's constellation from midnight when Orion's constellation is high enough around 30 degrees in the sky toward the northeast. In addition to the factors of natural light pollution of the Moon, observers also need to take into account the city's light pollution conditions.
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