Astronomy fans are in for a spectacle of an event this month, thanks to the arrival of the Orionid meteor shower.

The shower is created by the debris left by Comet Halley, one of the most well-known comets in space.

Its streaks are some of the fastest among the meteor showers.

According to space.com, this is because the Earth is hitting a stream of particles almost head on.

Find out when the Orionid meteor shower will peak and how you can see it?

When will the Orionid Meteor Shower peak?

This year the shower – which happens from October 2 to November 7 – will peak from Sunday, October 21, into the early hours of Monday, October 22.

The best time to see it is around 2am on Monday morning, when the showers will be at their brightest and most visible.

If we’re lucky we could see up to 80 meteors an hour.

How can I see it?

Experts recommend that you go outside around 1.30am and let your eyes adjust to the darkness for 20 minutes.

You won’t need binoculars or a telescope to view the shower as these are designed to see objects that stand still as opposed to moving ones.

The naked eye is best.

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