Orionid meteor shower: Keep an eye out for meteors in the sky this weekend

The Orionid meteor shower will be shining bright this weekend, with visible meteors streaking across the sky at a rate of 10 to 20 per hour. The shower is expected to peak at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, but meteors can be seen from all parts of the world during the night. The best time to spot a meteor will be in the early hours of the morning when the radiant is at its highest. It is advised to wait for the moon to set in order to have the best visibility. The meteors come from Comet Halley, which leaves a trail of debris that Earth passes through every year, resulting in the Orionids. These meteors are bright and fast-moving, leaving long trails in the sky due to their high speed. Occasionally, meteor showers can experience unexpected spikes in their meteor rates. After the Orionids peak, the hourly rate of visible meteors will slow down until the shower ends on November 22. If you miss the peak, there are other meteor showers to look out for this year, along with upcoming full moons and lunar and solar eclipses.