Keen stargazers should get ready to view up to 20 amazing 'shooting stars' per hour fly across the night sky this month.
The Orionid Meteor Shower is taking place throughout the month, and although it is not quite as spectacular as the Perseids in August and Geminids in December, it should still be possible to see up to 20 beautiful meteors an hour.
The Orionid showers occur every year in October when the Earth passes through debris created by Halley's Comet as the planet orbits the sun.
What is the Orionid Meteor Shower?
The Orionid shower is made from debris created by Halley's Comet, which comes into contact with our atmosphere every October.
Although Halley's Comet itself is only visible from Earth every 75 years (the next time will be 2061), its debris still causes the impressive annual meteor shower.
The meteors or 'shooting stars' are the result of small particles - in some cases as small as a grain of sand - entering the Earth's upper atmosphere at around 130,000mph and lighting up the night as fast-moving streaks of light.
When and how can I see the meteors?
The meteor shower is visible throughout October, but peaks in the very early morning of Friday October 21. It will be visible until November 7.
The shower will come from the direction of the well-known constellation Orion the Hunter, but you do not need to look at the constellation to see the meteors as they will appear in all parts of the sky.
Just wrap up warm, find a spot of night sky away from the bright lights of central London, and look up!
Give yourself at least an hour of observing time as the meteors can come in spurts and are interspersed with lulls.
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