LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV, Sarah Fortner) - Tonight across the mostly clear Arkansas sky there will be an Orionid Meteor Shower.
Meteors can appear anywhere in the sky so the best way to watch a meteor shower is laying flat on the ground looking straight up.
You don't necessarily need a telescope to see the shower; any area with a dark sky works. Best time to see the shower is a few hours before dawn roughly 3-5 a.m.
"Orionid" comes from the fact that the sparkles in the sky are bits and pieces of Halley's Comet. Once the debris reaches Earth's atmosphere, it burns up and causes the twinkle, which we'll be able to see. The debris moves extremely fast, more than 140,000 mph.