Falling stars Orionids, the best places in Naples where to observe the astronomical phenomenon

Where to observe the Orionids shooting stars in Naples
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The best places in Naples from which to observe the shooting stars Orionidae, remnants of Halley's comet passing through in autumn!

In the night between the 21 and the 22 October 2017 a spectacular astronomical phenomenon will occur, the passage of the shooting stars Orionids. These are fragments of the Halley's comet, one of the brightest comets with periodic orbit.

The event will be visible also from Naples: below are the best places to observe it. To enjoy it in the best way it will be necessary to address it look eastward, north of the star Betelgeuse in the Constellation of Orion, on the borders of the Constellation of Gemini.

How to best moment for observation the experts indicate midnight. Around this time, in fact, the meteoric peak will occur, with about 30 trails per hour.

Places to observe the shooting stars Orionids in Naples

Piazzale di San Martino

Among the most romantic places in the city, the square of San Martino is a great place to observe the stars thanks to his elevated position, in a quiet area. The celestial phenomenon will be made even more suggestive by the presence of the Castel Sant'Elmo, which stands majestically on the Vomero hill. In the area there are also places to have a beer or a drink.

Lungomare Caracciolo

Il Lungomare Caracciolo, which runs along the sea from Mergellina to Santa Lucia, is ideal for admiring the stars thanks to the reduced light pollution of the area. It also offers a wonderful view of the gulf and the city, with a different perspective from below. To stop you can choose between the pedestrian street, the rocks and the beach.


The most adventurous and nature lovers will find in Vesuvius the best place to watch the Orionids. Away from the lights and noises of cities, the volcano is an oasis of peace and can now be visited with the Gran Cono path. The route is the only one currently accessible after the terrible fires that devastated Vesuvius last July.

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