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usatoday.com 

The Orionid meteor shower be visible Monday and Tuesday nights.

There could be as many as 25 meteors per hour at its height, according to EarthSky. If clouds don’t interfere your view, the lack of a bright will help in viewing the meteors.

“There’s no year better for the Orionids than this one,” said astronomer Bob Berman of the astronomy website Slooh.
The Orionids get their because they seem to come from the constellation Orion the Hunter, though the meteors usually can be seen over much of the night sky.

The meteors are actually bits of dust and rocks that are debris from Halley’s , caused when Earth comes near the ’s orbit, according to Sky and Telescope magazine.

The comet can be seen only every 75 or so — the next sighting is in 2062 — but this meteor shower is viewable every year around this time.


To see the meteors, look to the east and southeast sky between midnight and dawn. Find a away from lights so your can to the darkness. That can take up to 20 minutes.

Viewing conditions for the Orionid meteor shower.(Photo: AccuWeather)