'Fireball-Like' Sky Show Headed Our Way

The Orionids are peaking Saturday night after midnight
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2018 9:00 AM CDT
'Fireball-Like' Sky Show Headed Our Way
Be prepared for a late night.   (Getty Images/Allexxandar)

The Orionids are back, and MLive.com says this weekend's celestial display will be "beautiful" and "fireball-like." Per Vox, the meteor shower will peak overnight Saturday into Sunday, blasting about 15 to 20 meteors per hour through the night sky. It will be easiest to see them after midnight up through just before dawn, when they'll be most viewable; NASA suggests looking southeast for your best look. CNN explains this particular meteor shower takes place each year as the Earth cruises through the debris stream left in the wake of Halley's comet. To see when the meteors will peak in your area, check here. (The Orionid display has been deemed "one of the year's best sky shows.")

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