How to view the Orionid meteor shower
Just like any meteor shower, experts say your odds are better to see the most shooting stars from the Orionids if you can find a dark location, as far away from bright city lights as possible. Try going to a park or open field with a good view of the sky.
You won’t need any special equipment, like telescopes or binoculars. Experts say you just need your own set of eyes, but you should give them about 20 minutes to adjust to the dark before looking for meteors shooting across the night sky.
Why they are called the Orionids
The Orionids get their name from the constellation Orion, from which they originate. Although these meteors will shoot out from that area of the sky, experts say if you look up at any part of the sky you should be able to see some shooting stars from almost any direction.
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