This coming week, the coming Orionids meteor shower is expected to put on a show. The peak of the shower will occur Saturday and Sunday nights, Oct 20th and 21st. This year is expected to be a little less that the spectacular display in 2008.
The Orionids historically have shown 10 to 20 meteors an hour and sometimes peaking at 100 per hour. The Orionids appear to originate from the constellation Orion. They are part of the dust and debris from Haley’s Comet.
This is also a great time to take some dazzling pictures. See How to take photos of a meteor shower for hints on taking some great pics!
Marshall Space Flight Center October 19, 2015