Orionids Meteor Shower 2016 When is the shower, what time, how to watch shooting stars

What is the Orionids Meteor Shower?

The Orionids is a spectacular meteor shower caused by debris from Halley’s Comet – a major celestial body that passes by Earth every 76 years.

The comet has not been visible from Earth since 1986 but we pass through its orbit twice a year – causing the Orionids and the Eta Aquarids shower in May.

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