Orionid meteor shower visible this weekend, here's where you can watch it

Showers, storms and much cooler temps are on the way

The best time to view the Orionids is from around midnight to dawn.

Every time the Earth passes through this stream of dust particles, we experience what is known as an Orionids meteor shower.

The Orionid meteor shower will light up the night sky tonight and tomorrow night as Earth travels through an area of space littered with debris from Halley's Comet, according to NASA. The peak for 2017 would be at the smaller end of scale, echoing the peaks of 2016 and years before, predicted Cooke. The forecast looks ideal for both high school football sectionals and or Orionid meteor shower viewing tonight.

Orionids are an annual meteor shower which last approximately one week in late October.

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The Met Office said: "The Orionids are a remnant of Comet Halley and at its peak you could see up to 20 shooting stars per hour".

"Look near Orion's club in the hours before dawn and you may see up to 10 to 15 meteors per hour", NASA's Jane Houston Jones says in a post.

The countryside rather than the cities would be the beset place to view the meteors which can not be fully visible when intense lights are there. Watch it with naked eyes as binoculars and telescopes won't help in improving the view because they are created to see more stationary objects in the sky.

But the fast-moving meteors in the Orionid shower can produce occasional bright fireballs and can leave "persistent trains" lingering briefly in the sky. The ones that hit the surface of the Earth are called meteorites.

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