Look to the sky tonight: Orionid Meteor Shower

Orionid Meteor Shower peaks during early hours of 22nd October 2012

If you look to the east of the sky this evening you may see a shooting star as a meteor shower is raining down.

The meteor shower is from the debris of Halley's Comet which was last visible from earth in February 1986.

Every year around this time the meteor shower, called the Orionid Meteor Shower, lights up the night sky.

The Orionids are so-called because they appear to shoot out from the star constellation of Orion.

The peak of the shower was this morning just before dawn where you could have seen 20 to 30 shooting stars per hour. The meteor shower will be visible for the next two weeks.

The misty and cloudy evening could make it difficult to see the nature's own light show.

However if you are away from light pollution and lucky to have a clear sky, wrap up warm and you may get the chance to wish upon a star.