Friday will be best night for viewing weekend meteor shower

An Orionid meteor streaking across the sky

Tom Kerss, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, said: "The Orionids is a modest shower, producing around 20 meteors per hour at best under absolutely ideal conditions".

Orionid meteors appear every year around this time when Earth orbits through an area of space littered with debris from Halley's Comet, according to NASA.

The annual Orionid meteor shower has begun.

The planet Uranus will be at its brightest visibility for the year Friday because it will be at an "opposition", which means it will be located opposite the sun, with the Earth between the two celestial bodies, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said Thursday. They're actually debris from the famous Halley's Comet. The Orionids happen every year, right around October 21.

The spectacular shooting stars are remnants of the prolific Halley's Comet, which visits Earth every 74 t0 79 years.

Of all the annual showers that decorate our night skies, the Orionids have the distinction of being near the top of NASA's most handsome list, thanks to its lucky placement among some of the most brilliant stars visible to the human eye.

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NASA estimates that at the event's peak on Friday night, viewers will be able to see as many as 20 streaks of light flying through the sky per hour.

Depending on where you are, there could be clouds in the night sky!

The shower produces around 20 meteors per hour, and stargazers are advised to get the best views by getting far away from city lights, which can reduce the number of meteors people can see. You'll want a jacket or sweatshirt early on, but you will not need it for long.

You don't have to stare at Orion to see a meteor; they will be visible in all parts of the sky.

Look to the southeast sky and the constellation Orion - thus the name Orionid - to catch the action.

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