Get ready for a great show in the sky this weekend! Every year in mid-to-late October, the Earth passes through a stream of dusty debris from Halley’s Comet. The picture below is from Wednesday night over the Bay Area in California area where hundreds of residents reported hearing a loud boom, explosions and streaks of light. Experts say it was debris from Halley’s Comet that caused all the excitement. The Orionid meteor shower is set to peak Saturday night into Sunday morning.
"We expect to see about 25 meteors per hour when the shower peaks on Sunday morning, Oct 21st," says Bill Cooke, the head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "With no Moon to spoil the show, observing conditions should be ideal."