Orionid meteor shower this weekend

orionid-200×148.jpgBetween 1:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. this Sunday, the Orionid meteor shower could produce 20 to 25 “shooting stars” an hour, according to Space.com.

The Orionid meteors are thought to be caused by dust that was shaken loose from Halley’s Comet. The comet’s remains come near Earth’s orbit twice a year and cause meteor showers.

To watch the Orionid meteor shower, experts suggest finding a place away from city lights. The meteors will appear to fan out from a location between Mars and Orion’s second brightest star, called Betelgeuse. The meteors will be visible all weekend, but the best show should be Sunday morning.

Click here to find out more about the Orionid meteor shower.


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