More than a dozen meteors per hour are expected to streak across the sky early Saturday and NASA officials say it will be worth it to wake up for the show.
According to a NASA, Earth will pass through debris from Halley’s comet, source of the yearly Orionid meteor shower.
The shower will peak Saturday morning.
Bill Cooke of the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office says, "Although this isn't the biggest meteor shower of the year, it's definitely worth waking up for. The setting is dynamite."
NASA says Orionids are framed by some of the brightest constellations and the moon and Mars are part of the show this year.
Cooke's team will be watching for Orionids that actually hit the Moon.
Since the moon does not have an atmosphere to intercept meteoroids, debris falls all the way to the surface and explodes, according to NASA.
This reportedly creates flashes of light and moondust are so bright, they can sometimes be seen through backyard-class telescopes.
NASA says to set your alarm for a few hours before dawn Saturday morning to see the show. Read more from NASA.
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