The offspring of Halley's Comet are about to put on quite a show in the skies of Westwood and Century City.
Earth will pass through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet, which will give us the benefit of the annual Orionids meteor shower.
The shower should be at its peak Saturday night, until just before dawn on Sunday. This year, the moon will be setting at approximately midnight, which will keep the sky darkened enough that—barring cloud cover—you should be able to see up to 15 meteors per hour.
Where's the best viewing spot to watch the shower? How about the Westwood Recreation Center, or your front porch or backyard?
To make sure you get the best view possible, remember to check the weather forecast and conditions before you head outside to watch.
Obviously, you'll have more luck catching the shooting stars if you're in a place not polluted by light. Also, large, open spaces offer great, unobstructed views of the sky — if there aren't too many trees getting in the way. And, there is always the beach.
So what makes this shower so cool? First of all, c'mon—it's a show of shooting stars.
There's also something else that's special about this show: With the second-fastest entry velocity of all the annual meteor showers, meteors from the Orionids produce yellow and green colors and occasionally produce an odd fireball.
Where will you watch the meteor shower? Tell us in the comments section below.