Halley's comet: watch it in 2016 or 2061. When is the Orionid meteor shower and how can I see it?
Shooting stars will light up the skies this month as the Earth moves through the trail of Halley's comet.
The Orionid is one of two meteor showers created by the debris left by Comet Halley.
The Eta Aquarids in May this year was the first meteor shower created by debris left by the comet.
For the best views of the beautiful display look up to the sky on Thursday, October 20 where 20 meteors are expected to be visible every hour - the clearer the skies the better you will be able to see it.
"Orionid meteors are known to be very fast travelling at around 41 miles per second"
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