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The Orionid meteor shower to cause a dazzling display in the sky

On Monday and Tuesday nights, sky watchers can look to the east for the Orionid meteor shower.

Up to 25 meteors could be seen every hour, EarthSky reports. The Orionid shower comes from the constellation Orion, and the meteors are made from pieces of dust and rocks that are debris from Halley's Comet. Although Halley's Comet won't be seen again until 2062, the Orionid meteor shower is visible every year.

In the United States, AccuWeather predicts that skies will be clear in the Midwest and most of the South and Southwest. In the Pacific Northwest, Northeast, and High Plains, clouds could block out the shower.

To see the meteors, head outside to a very dark area and let your eyes adapt to the darkness. Then, look to the east and southeast of the sky. The best time to view the shower is between midnight and dawn.