A Magical Meteor Shower Will Light Up Canada's Skies This Weekend
It will be seen across the country and the rest of the world.
What could be better than legalization day? Legalization weekend, of course. Canadian skies are going to be putting on an incredible light show for us this Sunday. So, roll up a joint, get your blankets ready and prepare to be absolutely mesmerized.
You may have already seen a few glimpses of the beautiful Orinoid meteor shower. Some visible shooting stars have been soaring through the sky since yesterday and they're set to be visible all the way until October 30th.
However, on the night of the 21st through into the morning of the 22nd, the shower's activity is going to be at it's maximum. With around 25 meteors per hour, you're bound to see at least one if you're prepared.
This meteor shower, in particular, is pretty neat. That's because it's actually dust from the infamous Halley's Comet. Shooting stars from the shower will be visible across Canada and the rest of the world.
In order to see some of the magical stars, you've got to keep your fingers crossed for minimal clouds in your area as pesky puffs can obstruct views. You'll also want to get away from as much light pollution as you can. If you live in a city, head somewhere a little more rural to catch the show.
Unfortunately, since the moon will almost be full come the weekend, this will cause for natural light pollution. You'll really have to keep your eyes peeled for flashes of stars.
Space recommends going out around 1:30 am and getting cozy while your eyes adjust to the darkness for about 20 minutes. Only your eyes are going to work for this event since the objects are moving, so don't bother bringing telescopes or binoculars.
Meteors can be visible all the way until dusk so if you're good at all-nighters, here's the perfect chance to pull one off.