Look up, look waaay up tonight through tomorrow because the Orionid Meteor Shower will be at its peak.
Not only are they calling for clear skies over much of Nova Scotia on Friday night, but there will be little moonlight to block the view of 20-30 visible meteors per hour.
The Orionid meteor shower happens when Earth passes through the ice and dust left from Halley’s Comet.
Meteor showers get their name from where they appear to emanate in the sky. The Orionid meteor shower is named after Orion which is located in the southwestern sky if you’re viewing from the Northern Hemisphere, although meteors will be visible throughout the sky. You don’t necessarily have to look at Orion.
Look for the meteor shower to be visible beginning around 10:00PM as Orion crosses the night sky. It will be best viewed in the early morning hours.
As of publication it’s calling for generally clear skies in Nova Scotia with a chance of a shower over Cape Breton.