The peak for it should be Friday night into Saturday morning. The Orionid Meteor Shower isn't the most active, but at the peak you could see up to 10-20 meteors per hour.
Did you see Halley's Comet when it sailed past Earth in 1985 to 86? This weekend brings forth the peak of the Orionid meteor shower, which is known to generate the brightest and fastest meteors throughout the year - roughly 80 meteors per hour to be exact.
The comet returns every 72 years and was last seen from Earth in 1986.
Jimmy Westlake recently retired from full time teaching at Colorado Mountain College's Steamboat campus, after nineteen years as their professor of physical sciences, and is looking forward to spending a lot more time under the starry sky. By dawn, they should be high in the Southern sky, Sky and Telescope said. After a comet has made numerous trips around the Sun, its orbit can fill up with dusty debris, like a river of dust particles in space. "The radiant point for the Orionids is in the direction of the famous constellation Orion the Hunter".
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For a better viewing experience (to avoid light pollution) stargazers may want to head out of the city to place like Stonelick State Park.
Another bonus: Skywatchers across the highly populated eastern US should have clear skies for viewing the Orionids, according to AccuWeather meteorologist and astronomy blogger Dave Samuhel. "Meteors in annual showers are named for the point in our sky from which they appear to radiate", according to EarthSky's Deborah Byrd. Temperatures are also on the mild side.
However, weather conditions in the greater Taipei area are forecast to be less stable that night, with the possibility of clear skies, clouds and showers, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
If you miss this shower, you can still catch the Leonids in November and the Geminds in December.