Look Up, the Orionid Meteor Shower is at Its Most Visible

A free light show to take us into the weekend.
Photo/s: NASA

The Orionid meteor shower peaked on Thursday until Friday, state weather bureau PAGASA said, treating millions under lockdown to a lightshow if skies permit.

At maximum rates, the shower can reach 15 meteors per hour that can be observed at favorable sky conditions, PAGASA said.

"Unfortunately, the bright Moon will interfere with the observations of fainter meteors," it added.

The October Orionid meteor shower is a result of Earth's passing through the stream of debris left behind by parent Comet Halley.

Showers are best seen observed from a dark location free from other light sources. Your eyes may take time to adjust.

Here's how the sky is expected to look at 11 p.m., Oct. 21 from Binondo, Manila.

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