Orionid Meteor Shower 2022

Every 75 years, the famous Halley's Comet makes a trip through the inner solar system.

When comet crumbs collide with our atmosphere, they burn up in an instant, resulting in the short trains.

The 2022 Orionids are expected to peak this week on Thursday, Oct. 20.

The American Meteor Society predicts that under ideal conditions, sky watchers could see between 15 and 20 meteors per hour.

"The best time to see these meteors is between 1 a.m. and dawn (local time),"

This location is also about 10 degrees northeast of Betelgeuse, a bright orange star.

This week's meteor showers aren't limited to the Orionids.

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