PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Orionid meteor shower, originating from bits and pieces of Halley’s Comet, is expected to hit its peak by next week.
According to the non-profit organization EarthSky, Halley’s Comet is the “parent comet” of the Orionid shower.READ MORE: Community Helping Hampton Township Family After Home Damaged By Tornado
They say the earth is passing through Halley’s stream of debris between Oct. 2 and Nov. 7 each year.READ MORE: Churchill Residents Ramp Up Protests Against Proposed Amazon Distribution Center
The best time to catch the Orionid shower is usually just before dawn, and the peak will be on the morning of Oct. 21 or 22.
EarthSky says the meteors are extremely fast. But even if you don’t have a quick eye, there’s a chance you can still see the bright ionized gas trails that about half the meteors leave behind.MORE NEWS: Mail Carrier Hit, Killed By Driver Of Vehicle In Greene County
The Orionid meteors radiate from the constellation Orion, Earth Sky says.