The meteor shower normally begins on October 15th and last until the end of the month. The peak of the celestial display is normally in the early hours of the 20th to 22nd of the month, often before dawn. If we are lucky we might see up to 20 meteors an hour.
Shooting stars from the Orionids generally move very fast due the angle they hit the atmosphere. They are also famous for leaving spectacular meteor trails. Tonight at 20:38 you can also see the International Space Station passing directly overhead.
Clear skies tonight will make for good viewing of the annual meteor shower called The Perseids because of where they appear in the sky.Read the full story ›
Pictures from viewers have been coming in to our newsroom.
Astronomers and stargazers across the ITV Meridian region will be up early on Wednesday morning for an event none of them will live to see again. In 2004, hundreds of people watched the spectacle from the observatory at Herstmonceux. We uploaded Roz Upton's report from 2004.
Did you witness the Transit of Venus?Read the full story ›
Eddie Howland sent us this picture of the 'super' moon just before Midnight in Burges Hill, in a break in the cloud that lasted just a few minutes.
The moon came within about 221,802 miles of the Earth. That is about 15,300 miles closer than average.Read the full story ›