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Look Up This Weekend

The Sky Will Be On Fire

Look Up This Weekend

We're looking at some cloudy skies on the weekend, however with any luck at all we'll be able to see an amazing event.

Each year at around this time stargazers get all excited by the Orionid meteor shower (which takes its names from the constellation Orion) when it  appear from October 2 to November 7 but will be the most prolific on October 21.     

The Orionid meteor shower occurs every year in October as debris from Halley’s comet comes into contact with the Earth’s atmosphere.

Although the comet itself is only visible from Earth every 75 years — the next sighting will be 2061 — its debris still causes the impressive meteor shower.

Look for the 3 stars in a straight line, that's The Belt of Orion and somewhere around there you could see up to 20 meteors per hour.

IF the clouds clear.