Tonight, the world will be blessed with one of the most beautiful meteor shows to grace the sky. The Orionid meteor shower will send 20 meteoroids into the sky every hour for the entire weekend, making it a beautiful spectacle for you to view with friends and family.
The Orinoid meteors are debris left over from Halley's Comet, way back when. They got their name from seemingly raining from the constellation, Orion's Belt. The best time to view the shower is just after midnight or just before dawn.
If you want to make sure you've got the best view possible? Go somewhere away from artificial lights. If you've got a cottage, this might be the perfect fall weekend to visit up north. Check your weather forecast to make sure wherever you're viewing from is cloud-free. The clouds will seriously block your view of the night sky. Most importantly, get comfortable! Take the opportunity to lie out on a blanket (or ten) to get super comfy, cozy and warm. Star-gazing is a waiting game but so, so worth it.