Science Orionid meteor shower tonight: how to get the best view

The Orionid meteor shower peaks in the early hours of Tuesday, with meteors flitting across the sky at an average pace of about one every three to four minutes.

By , Staff writer

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The annual Orionid meteor shower – a rain of cosmic crumbs from Comet Halley's table – peaks in the early hours of Tuesday, providing sky-watchers in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres with one of the best astronomical treats of the month.