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The Orionid meteor shower is set to peak overnight tonight.
The meteor shower are pieces from Haley's Comet and could reach speeds as fast at 148,000 miles per hour.The Orionid meteor shower, according to NASA, is set to peak on the morning of Oct. 21, this Sunday, with as many as 25 meteors per hour will be visible in the night sky.
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The time that is considered to be the best to see the meteor shower is one to two hours before sunrise, approximately between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. local time.
Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, said, "We expect to see about 25 meteors per hour when the shower peaks on Sunday morning, Oct 21st. With no Moon to spoil the show, observing conditions should be ideal."
The Orionid meteor shower was named after the Orion constellation, which appears on the north star Betelgeuse.
Tonight's meteor shower, according to CBS News, is considered as the "junior version" of the Perseid meteor shower.
Live Streaming from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama: