The meteor shower will build throughout the week and peak the night of Saturday, Oct. 20.
Get as far away from city and other artificial lights as possible. Meteor showers are best viewed in really dark skies. Try to keep the moon out of your field of vision, too.
This year, the moon will be setting late Saturday into early Sunday, which will keep the sky darkened enough that — barring cloud cover — you should be able to see up to 15 meteors per hour.
With the second-fastest entry velocity of all the annual meteor showers, meteors from the Orionids produce yellow and green colors and occasionally produce an odd fireball.
To make sure you get the best view possible, remember to check the weather forecast and conditions before you head outside to watch.
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