2011 Orionid meteor shower to peak this week

The 2011 Orionid meteor shower is on its way and scientists say it will peak before dawn on Friday and Saturday.

The annual shower happens every October as the earth passes through a trail of dust left behind by Halley's comet.

For the best view, experts say to watch the skies from a wide open space away from street lights.

To find the meteor shower look toward the Orion constellation which showcases three stars in a line on Orion's belt. Dowload Google's Sky Map app to help you locate the constellation.

Clouds probably will prevent us from seeing the meteor shower in the pre-dawn hours Friday but they should dissipate by the pre-dawn hours Saturday.

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