Look up: Meteor shower to light up Seattle's unusually cloudless night skies

Annual Geminid meteor shower to light-up Metro Vancouver Sky tonight

Annual Geminid meteor shower to light-up Metro Vancouver Sky tonight

For the Orionid shower, the debris you can see is actually pieces of Comet 1P/Halley, famously known as Halley's comet.

After October 21, you still might see meteors until November 7.

There's good news and bad news about this year's Orionid meteor shower, which should throw off some beauties before dawn on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, before it reaches its peak early Monday. With that being said, more meteors are produced at its peak, when 15 - 20 of the dazzling stars will appear in the sky.

Accuweather's Dave Samuhel said in an article that the meteor shower is expected to be higher this year with 20 to 25 meteors per hour; however, moonlight could be an issue, as it is almost a full moon overnight.

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What's more, these speeds make it the second fastest shower of the year, second only to the Leonid Meteor Shower.

However, it will be at its peak between October 21 to 22. The meteors are visible from anywhere on Earth, according to Space.com.

The crisp, cool and clear night is the ideal condition to watch the first major fall celestial show: the Orionid meteor shower.

Stargazers should opt to travel as far away from city lights as possible in order to avoid light pollution that will obscure the clarity of heavenly bodies.

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