Canadians have a good reason to spend the night outdoors this weekend - a meteor shower is expected to streak across the skies this Saturday just after midnight (Oct 22).

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The Orionid meteor shower is formed from fragmented particles of the popular Halley's Comet, which will be making its annual movement across the Earth's upper atmosphere this weekend.

Canadians will be able to view as many as 25 meteors per hour; however, dark cloudless skies are necessary for the most enjoyable viewing experience. Many avid stargazers may want to consider driving to a dark sky preserve to ensure they see the meteor shower in its full glory.

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