Meteor Shower and Hunter’s Moon Lighting Up The Night Sky Around Charlotte (Video)


This week the night is being lit up by some of the most exciting celestial events of the year, the Hunter’s Moon and the Orionids Meteor Shower.

Last night was the Hunter’s Moon was officially in its ‘fullest’ state, but it will still look full tonight and tomorrow morning, according to NASA.

This month’s massive full moon is nicknamed ‘The Hunter’s Moon’ because it comes at a time when the leaves have typically falling from the trees, and farmers have cleared their fields, giving hunters the perfect environment for spotting prey.

Here’s a shot I took of the Hunter’s Moon during it’s peak last night;

The Orionid meteor shower is also now on display in the night sky. The high volume of brilliant fireballs have been described as the most beautiful meteor shower of the year, as thousands of pieces of debris from Halley’s Comet shower our atmosphere with burning space rocks.

While the shower peaked over the weekend, NASA expects you will still be able to see them through Nov. 7.

Here’s a video of a couple meteors from the shower, taken on the 23rd at 7:48pm, on Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem;

A Charlotte reddit user said they saw a massive meteor last night near 485 and Providence Road;

Anyone just see the meteor in South Charlotte? from r/Charlotte

Did you get any good shots of the meteor shower or full moon?