We鈥檒l always be enchanted by the wonders of space 鈥 meteor showers, constellations and basically anything existing in our fabulous galaxy. That鈥檚 why we want to be in the know of any cosmic marvels coming our way. If you missed (or were totally thrilled by) this summer鈥檚 Perseid Meteor Shower, then you definitely won鈥檛 want to miss the Orionid Meteor Shower happening right now.

perseids in night time

It gets its name from the constellation Orion because the meteors appear to be shooting from the hunter鈥檚 raised club. Too cool!

With Halley鈥檚 Comet currently in our area 鈥 something that hasn鈥檛 happened since 1986 and won鈥檛 occur again until 2061 鈥 Earth is passing through the cosmic body鈥檚 wake. Because of this, we witnessed an estimated 25 meteors per hour flying through space at the event鈥檚 peak, which happened to be this morning. But don鈥檛 worry, you haven鈥檛 missed all of the fun!

Bright shooting star with Milky Way Galaxy - stock image

The shower actually started on October 16 and will last until October 26, so if you didn鈥檛 manage to shake yourself awake in the early hours this morning because, like most others, you had to work today, then you still have plenty of time to catch the Orionid Meteor Shower.

To get a glimpse of the space-bound spectacle, head outside an hour or two before dawn and look for Orion. The meteors are incredibly fast and can zoom by in the blink of an eye, so be sure to keep your eyes open. And don鈥檛 forget to make a wish on your 鈥渟hooting star.鈥

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(h/t HelloGiggles; photos via Getty)