The Orionids Meteor Shower peaks in the early hours of the morning on October 20th and lasts for several days.
The Orionids are bits of space debris left by Halley’s Comet, which last passed by Earth in 1986. The comet leaves a trail of debris and the Earth intersects the orbit of the comet, passing through that cloud of debris every year around 20-22 October.
If you look up to the constellation Orion (The Hunter), the Orionid Meteors tend to appear around the area of Orion’s club. There is a bright star called Betelgeuse (it looks like it shines a slight red colour) in the Orion constellation and the meteors will come from that area too.
There are usually only 20 meteors an hour in this shower, but they often leave bright trails behind them, so if you spot one, it may travel some distance across the sky before disappearing. Its difficult to predict when the shower will be at its heaviest, but its safe to say they will be most visible in the hours before dawn on the mornings of 21st & 22nd October.
These meteors tend to be quite large and with there being a waning Moon, the sky won’t be in complete darkness, but these particular meteors shine very brightly and are visible Worldwide.
If you’d like to go outside to watch for meteors, make sure you give yourself at least ten minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. Meteor showers come in bursts and then lulls, so I’d wrap up warm and expect to watch the skies for at least an hour in order to catch some. These really are some of the prettiest meteors however, burning for quite a long time across the sky.
If you want to charge up any tektites, Moldavite or Libyan Desert Glass (anything alien or ET ;-)), then pop it out in the garden overnight on 21st/22nd to soak up the energy. Meteorites don’t seem to charge up very much in sunlight or moonlight, but being laid on the earth during a meteor shower really seems to give them an extra zip and fizz. I’ve found that crystal skulls and dragons tend to like being out in this energy too as do high vibration crystals such as Apophyllite, Morganite, Phenacite, Brandbergs, Shamanic Dreamstones & Azeztulite. There is something about their soaking up the energy of both the earth and sky at the same time that makes them sing! 🙂
Lots of love