By: Libby Sanchez
Fall is pretty much everyone’s favorite time of the year. It’s the only time of the year that Texas has a decent idea of what kind of weather it wants for a while. Everyone is usually relieved to get rid of the scorching heat that comes with summer. Fall is the time when the cool breeze starts to set in and everyone can finally run around like they’re not about to pass out from a heat stroke. Stores have started selling pumpkins, pumpkin spices, cookies, and my most favorite, Halloween decorations. People are settling in with their goodies and getting ready for cool nights outside by the fire, the smell of fresh cookies, and scary movies. Or if you’re Wanish you’re raking leaves and jumping in them, which is so basic and gives off main character vibes but whatever. It’s the season that Disney channel starts replaying old Monstober movies, which brings back the best nostalgia. It’s the perfect time to go to a pumpkin patch with your friends and family, or even a corn maize to add to the spookiness of the season!
Fall is known as the “Meteor Shower Season” across the northern hemisphere. Be on the lookout for shooting stars and multi-colored meteors almost every night this season. The color of a meteor depends on its chemical composition. Red usually consists of nitrogen/oxygen, blue consists of iron, purple is calcium, orange is sodium, and light blue is usually magnesium. Below are some of the top five meteor shows to look for! Make the most out of this year’s fall season!
Draconids: 5-10 meteors/hour estimated peak nights: October 8 & 9
Orionids: 20 meteors/hour estimated peak nights: October 21 & 22
Northern Taurids: 5 meteors/hour estimated peak nights: November 11 & 12
Leonids: 10-20 meteors/hour estimated peak nights: November 17 & 18
Geminids: 120+ meteors/hour estimated peak nights: December 13 & 14