Halley's Comet is still a few decades away from returning, but it's left a gift in the meantime.
Meanwhile, back on Earth, don't expect much greatness to come out of Twitter on Friday morning because the social network is experiencing an outage.
Social Cues is your go-to guide on what's buzzing across Facebook and Twitter. Here's what is trending on social media on Friday:
Halley's Comet: No, it hasn't been 75 years since the last time Halley's Comet came around in 1986, but this might be close enough. The Orionid meteor shower peaked from Thursday into Friday morning. You might still be able to catch a glimpse of up to 25 shooting stars an hour. The celestial spectacle is made up of debris from Halley's Comet. Several breathtaking photos of Thursday night's meteor shower were already getting hundreds of likes on Facebook. Check out our tips on how to get the best view.
Twitter Down: Maybe that's why the Twitter trends were kind of a bore on Friday morning. Twitter is experiencing an outage along the East Coast. The outage stretches from North Carolina to parts of Maine, according to a Down Detector map. A tweet from Statusbrew noted that Twitter's APIs were down at 7:51 a.m. ET. Twitter's problem may be part of a bigger issue, related to a DDoS attack.
Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner: Is there an award for the most awkward roast of the year? Can it go to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? The dinner is an election season tradition. And every four years, the two presidential candidates show up at the charity fundraiser in New York City to make fun of each other. However, this dinner looked like anything but fun. Trump was heavily booed during the usually light-hearted event. Once again, the political pundits of Facebook gave their two cents on the slow roast.
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