Meteors from Halley's Comet rain down on Earth

[![Skywatchers can start looking for Orion low in the eastern sky around 1 a.m. on any morning around the peak, Oct. 21. The setup is seen here from mid-northern latitudes. Even though the radiant of the shower is in Orion, meteors can appear far from the constellation.][1]][2]Halley’s Comet won’t zoom near Earth again for another 50 years, but the ice ball may still put on a show for some skywatchers this week in the form of a meteor shower. And Thursday is the day for a peak viewing opportunity.

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