The best time to view the Orionid Meteor Showers

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(WBAY) – Stargazers should be able to view the Orionid Meteor Showers during the peak activity Friday night into Saturday.

NASA says the showers could produce up to 20 meteors per hour during peak activity. The showers are bright and quick.

StormCenter 2 meteorologist Steve Beylon says skies will be partly cloudy Friday night, and the best chance of viewing the showers is after midnight.

“They’ll need to dress warmly,” Steve advises. There’s a low of 34 tonight. CLICK HERE for your StormCenter 2 Forecast.

The Orionids are formed from debris of Halley’s comet, according to NASA.

Click here to view NASA’s meteor shower schedule.