These “shooting stars” appear to come out of the constellation Orion – hence the name.
Some will hit the moon. With no atmosphere to burn them up, some moon-meteor collisions will cause explosions visible from earth comparable to hundreds of pounds of TNT exploding. This is another reason to give thanks to Yahweh for earth’s protective atmosphere!
See NASA’s Meteor Story for more information on the Orionid Meteor Shower.
Soli Deo Gloria.
©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith” (Jude 1:3)
Friday October 21, 2011 A.D.
Read my October 2011 newspaper column:
Beavers and Atheists.
O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all the earth, Who hast displayed Thy splendor above the heavens! … When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; what is man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou dost care for him? Yet Thou hast made him a little lower than God, and dost crown him with glory and majesty! (Psalm 8:1,3-5)