A major meteor shower peaks this week. Here's how to watch

Orionid meteors will streak across the night sky as the shower is set to peak late this week.

The Orionid meteor shower is a moderate shower that produces about 25 meteors per hour on the peak night.

"The Orionids are one of the top five meteor showers of the year and will bring the best chance to see a shooting star since the Perseids meteor shower in August," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Lada said.

It's predicted to showcase the greatest number of meteors on the night of Oct. 21 into the early morning of Oct. 22. However, it might be difficult to view due to clouds and a bright, waning gibbous moon, which will limit visibility.

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