Oct 21 2012
Tonight the sky will be clear in Pittsburgh, great for viewing the peak of the Orionid meteor shower — if you can get away from city lights.
Interestingly, the shower is caused by the dust from Halley’s comet that enters our atmosphere as Earth passes the site where Halley’s passed before.
Read more about this celestial event in the Los Angeles Times where they’ve provided links to NASA’s live streaming video.
(photo of Halley’s comet in 1910, in the public domain on Wikimedia Commons. Click on the image to see the original.)