Comet Halley


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Comet Halley

[¦käm·ət ′ha·lē]
(astronomy)
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Lasting from October 2 until November 7 the Orionids is the second shower caused by comet Halley.
The Eta Aquarids in May is the other meteor shower created by debris left by Comet Halley, it said.
I felt cheated by the Comet Kohoutek fizzle in 1973, slept through Comet West in 1976 and was sorely disappointed by the fuzz ball that was Comet Halley in 1986.
The comet has ever since been known as Halley's comet, or in line with the conventions of the present day, Comet Halley.
The reappearance of Comet Halley a few years ago gave us the impetus for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Party.
Comet Halley is unique in our epoch--a bright, periodic, sometimes spectacular comet that sews the generations together, stitching back through history and forward into epochs to come, awakening us from the delusion that we exist separate from our past and our future, time-binding the human species.
Program includes the planetarium show Comet Halley and viewing through refractor telescopes, through November 23, (except Nov.
Asher and Kinsman applied the Leonid model to simulate meteoroid-sized particles attributed to Comet Halley's passages from as early as 1404 BC in order to identify years when meteor outbursts might have been seen on Earth.
Lasting from October 2 until November 7, the Orionids is the second shower caused by Comet Halley. The shower is expected to peak on the night of October 21 and early morning of October 22 this year.
Eta Aquarid, one of the two annual meteor showers originating from Comet Halley, got its name from the "most radiant point" in the constellation Aquarius which is a bright star called Eta Aquarii.
The eta Aquariids are the outbound remnants of comet Halley after perihelion in their orbit.