Orionid shooting stars

Orionid shooting stars, the remnants of Halley’s Comet, will light up the night globally this week.   Clear skies, everyone!

Orionid meteors, created by remnants of Halley’s Comet last seen in 1986, are seen each year in October, when Earth passes through the comet’s dusty debris.

Above image from stellarium

The meteors shower seen from all over the world, expected to peak Thursday early morning.

Halley's comet

Debris from Halley’s comet causes the annual Orionid metoer shower.   Credit NASA/ESA/Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research