Autumn weather is great for stargazing. Here's what you'll see this week

Posted October 21, 2017

The Orionid meteor shower will sparkle the skies tonight and this is everything you need to know so you can catch the dazzling display.

The Orionid Meteor shower is caused by dust from the tail of Halley's Comet burning up in the Earth's atmosphere almost 60 miles above our heads.

It's advisable to take a trip out of your city to find somewhere more remote as this will prevent the experience from being ruined by artificial lights.

The sighting comes as astronomers prepare for the Orionid meteor shower.

Oil Edges Higher on Gains as Geopolitical Threats Intensify in Kirkuk, Iran
Conflict would hit oil exports from Iraqi Kurdistan, now estimated at around 650,000 barrels per day. Prices had risen on Monday after Kurdish technicians stopped oil production in those two fields.

The Orionid meteor shower will light up the night sky tonight, October 20, and tomorrow night as Earth travels through an area of space littered with debris from Halley's Comet, according to NASA. Choosing an observation point that offers a panoramic view of the sky is a good idea.

If the skies are clear enough, you could witnesses up to 20 shooting stars an hour.

The best time to watch is just before dawn on Saturday, though if you watch between midnight and dawn on either Saturday or Sunday, you should get a good show. It produces some of the brightest meteors all year.

But in order to actually see the meteors, you're going to have to get away from light pollution.

Spurs, Aldridge agree to 3-year, $72M extension
The San Antonio Spurs and LaMarcus Aldridge have agreed upon a three-year, $72.3 million contract extension. The extension means Aldridge will actually take a pay cut for the 2017-18 season and earn US$21.4 million. columnist and CNY Observers director Damian Allis said the best way to look at the shower is to "lie flat on the ground with your feet pointed towards Orion". However, they will appear to streak across the entire sky. If you are viewing from an area with a lot of artificial light, like Augusta, then light pollution will prevent you from seeing numerous meteors.

The meteor shower will be most active from 2am and 4am.

Grab some blankets and hot chocolate and look to the sky Friday and Saturday nights! "The best chance of seeing them will be in the early hours before dawn".

Cloudy skies will be rolling across the United States this weekend.

In the United States, a powerful explosion occurred
Sheriff Joe Lopinto of Jefferson Parish said that the search of Lake Pontchartrain would continue for "as long as it takes". The Coast Guard will be conducting a water quality evaluation as well as the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.