Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

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Annual Geminid meteor shower to light-up Metro Vancouver Sky tonight. Image Pexels

Space.com says the Orionid meteor shower will peak Sunday night into Monday morning, with the best visibility around 2 a.m.

At its peak, the shower usually produces between 10 and 20 meteors per hour.

NASA said that these meteors are considered to be one of the most attractive showers of the year, traveling at the speed of 148,000 miles per hour into the Earth's atmosphere.

The skies need to be clear too, with very little or no cloud cover.

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No special equipment is needed to view a meteor shower, but being in a dark spot away from city lights and allowing your eyes to adjust to the dark are a few easy ways to increase the number of shooting stars that you're able to see.

The Orionids are remnants of Haley's Comet, one of the most famous comets, which last flew Earth in 1986.

For the Orionid shower, the debris you can see is actually pieces of Comet 1P/Halley, famously known as Halley's comet. Locate the constellation Orion. With a full moon slated for the weekend, this will hinder the view a bit along with any other forms of light pollution. It does set after 3 a.m. on both mornings, giving us the best opportunity to see the Orionids. They are framed by some of the brightest stars in the night sky, adding to their spectacle.

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