The Orionid meteor shower will be putting on its best sky show of the month this weekend - late Friday night, October 20, into early Saturday morning, October 21.
If you're unable to see this stunning shower for yourself due to poor weather conditions, then plugging in is your next best option.
During the peak, star gazers can expect anywhere up to 80 meteors an hour, though this year Nasa believes that the numbers may not be as spectacular.
NASA estimates that at the event's peak on Friday night, viewers will be able to see as many as 20 streaks of light flying through the sky per hour.
A live broadcast of the Orionids will be created via via Ustream on October 20 at 10 p.m. EDT. The best time to view the shower will be a few hours before dawn.
The shower is active throughout October, but Kerss says the best time to see it will be on October 22 between midnight and dawn, when the sky is darkest and the shower will be at its brightest.
Where will the Orionid meteor shower appear? . This particular meteor shower happens every year as the earth passes through the orbit path of Comet Halley. Many meteors will appear to come from the Orion constellation.
But the shower's radiant point is mostly irrelevant because the meteors will shoot out in all sorts of directions, and usually remain unseen until about 30 degrees form the radiant. In this case speed is important because fast meteors have a tendency to explode. We first enter the "stream" at the beginning of October and we don't leave it until the beginning of November, making our chances of "catching a falling star" even greater!