Look up to the sky there's a meteor shower

Look up to the sky there's a meteor shower

A meteor shower will light up the night sky on Saturday.

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Elias Aydi from the SA Astronomical Observatory says it's expected to be a “beautiful light show”.


The annual Orionid meteor shower will be a display of between 10 and 20 meteorites in the sky per hour.


"A meteorite is a large rock passing through the atmosphere of the earth. It burns and evaporates and leaves behind a trail of gasses due to its high speed," Aydi explains.


He says many people wrongly call it a shooting star and jokes about the phenomenon of wishing upon a shooting star.

In August, a huge meteor was spotted in Krugersdorp.


The bright green beauty was caught on camera.

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