If you were thinking about staying up late tonight to enjoy the acting and musical stylings of raconteur Bruno Mars on Saturday Night Live, we have an alternative suggestion: Saturday night into Sunday, you'll be able to see the peak of the Orionids Meteor Shower, an annual meteor shower that passes through the dust debris left over from Halley's Comet. Check out a video explaining it.
"We expect to see about 25 meteors per hour when the shower peaks on Sunday morning," said Bill Cooke, the head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "With no Moon to spoil the show, observing conditions should be ideal." According to SpaceDex, the best time to view in NY will be between 10:30 p.m. and 5 a.m., although it will probably be most optimal between 2 and 5 a.m.