Orionid meteor shower this weekend, will we see the show?

Tough to beat conditions like this for some autumn stargazing with the Big Dipper over Lake Washington and Orion rising over the Cascades

If you miss the peak, you can also be on the lookout for the shower between October 15 and 29, but the meteors may not be as frequent.

Cloud-free conditions will allow some views of the debris from Halley's comet, with peak time for viewing coming Sunday night into Monday morning.

"Activity is expected to be a little higher this year than in years past with 20 to 25 meteors per hour, but bright moonlight will be an issue", AccuWeather astronomy blogger Dave Samuhel said.

Binoculars and telescopes won't improve the view, because they are created to see more stationary objects in the sky.

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

These shooting stars will be visible to the naked eye and best seen in areas with low light pollution, the most dramatic sights will visible between just before midnight on Sunday October 21 into dawn on the Monday morning.

Get far away from city lights.

However, you can go out on any clear night between now and November 7 to catch a few meteors. It does set after 3 a.m. on both mornings, giving us the best opportunity to see the Orionids. Locate the constellation Orion.

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