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The light pollution from the moon will make it harder to see some of the dimmer meteors, but you should still be able to catch some of the shooting stars with the naked eye.

The shower occurs every October when Earth passes through debris from Halley's Comet.

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.

After the Orionids, stargazers will have to wait until the middle of November to see another meteor shower with the Northern Taurids peaking on Nov. 11 and the Leonids peaking on Nov. 17. Also, at it's peak, we can expect to see 15-20 meteors per hour, and these puppies are flying, moving at about 148,000 mph!

The Royal Observatory Greenwich (ROG) says the Orionid Meteor Shower "is one of the best known and most reliable meteor showers in the annual calendar, visible from across the globe".

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Get far away from city lights.

Astronomers suggest trying to view the shower in the early morning after the moon has set.

Greatest number of meteors are typically visible after midnight.

The place to look is in the southern to eastern sky.


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