STARGAZERS are in for a treat this week with a large meteor shower.

The Orionid shower will be visible across the UK until October 27.

However, it will be at its peak between October 21 to 22.

At its peak, you will see up to 25 shooting stars per hour - although this is dependent on perfect conditions.

If you trace the path that the meteors take, they seem to originate from a point in the constellation of Orion which gives the shower its name.

The meteors are bits of space rock that have entered the earth's atmosphere.

The meteoroids are usually small, from dust particle to boulder size.

For the Orionid shower, the debris you can see is actually pieces of Comet 1P/Halley, famously known as Halley's comet.

The Orionid meteor shower will be visible without needing any special equipment.

However, you will need to be somewhere dark with little or no light pollution.