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Orionids meteor shower to light up the night sky – it's time to see it

The sky over Scotland will be bright with a 'shooting star' next week during the peak of the Orionids meteor shower.

The bathroom was made by Halley's Comet, one of the most famous comets, and is set to light up the sky on Monday-Tuesday nights next week.

Orionid rain is known to be very fast through the sky, and can fall into the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of about 41 miles per second.

Sometimes meteors can be very bright and break into fragments, a bit like natural sky fireworks.

Here's all you need to know about the beautiful appearance.

When will the Orionids meteor shower peak?

This year the rain will peak on the night of Monday-Tuesday, October 21-22. Keep an eye on the night sky in the days leading up to 22, because you might still catch one or two meteors before daybreak.

On the 21st night the stargazer will be able to see 10-20 meteors illuminating the sky every hour.

Orionids meteor showers always take place around mid-October to November.

The best time to see it is around 2am on a Tuesday morning, when the rain will be very clear and most visible.

If we are lucky we can see up to 80 meteors per hour.

How can I see it?

Astronomers and star-observers consider it one of the most spectacular meteor showers this year

Experts recommend that you go out around 1:30 in the morning and let your eyes adjust to the darkness for 20 minutes.

You will not need binoculars or a telescope to see the shower because it is designed to see objects that are standing and not moving.

The naked eye is the best.

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