Do you know about Orionid meteor shower? Well get ready to experience it! Although the Orionid meteor shower is from October 17 to 25, 2015, but the early morning of October 21 is the day to witness it, as it will peak on this date. As planet Earth passes through the Halley’s Comet path, the Orionids occur. It is just like any other meteor shower when the Earth passes through the path of a comet. Also Read - Rare Spectacle of Meteor Flying Across & Exploding in the Sky Leaves the Internet Stunned, Video Crosses 3 Million Views | Watch

You can experience the annual Orionid meteor shower with as many as 10 to 20 meteors per hour can to be seen on October 21 or 22. Mark the two days as the meteor shower’s peak is expected on any of the two days. The best time to experience the Orionid meteor shower is before dawn, once the moon sets. It is best to find a wide-open viewing area during the predawn hours watch out for the shower gazing at the sky. Grab a reclining chair, lie down and look up. Also Read - Wait, WHAT?! Meteorite-Like Object Falls From Sky And Creates One-Foot Deep Crater in Rajasthan, Explosion Heard Till 2kms

Meteors are also called shooting stars, but they are actually space debris which burns in the atmosphere of the Earth.The Orionid meteors vaporize at some 100 kilometers,60 miles above the Earth’s surface, they are the debris left behind by Comet Halley. Also Read - Geminid Meteor Shower 2018 in India: Know Timings to Witness The Celestial Phenomenon; NASA to Live Steam Event

The Orionids are extremely fast meteors they travel 66 kilometers, 41 miles per second. Debris from Comet Halley also produces the Eta Aquariid meteor shower. It occurs in the month of May every year. The meteor shower is said to be seen easily in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. (ALSO READ: All you need to know about Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse 2015: Look out for rare celestial event when Supermoon turns into blood red!)