City lights, called light pollution, can interfere with viewing. So can reflected moonlight. The waxing crescent moon will block some but not all visibility. Pay close attention, because the Orionids are known to be especially speedy.
Meteor showers are named for the constellation they appear to be near. The Orionids Meteor Shower appears near Orion the Hunter.
|Stargazing bench. Image: suphakit73; FreeDigitalPhotos|
Check out these sites for more information about the Orionids Meteor Shower, including recommended viewing times for your corner of the globe:
- Orionids Meteor Shower
- Orion Constellation
- Spacedex 2012 Meteor Shower viewing guide
- EarthSky's meteor shower guide for 2012
- StarDate 2012 Meteor Showers
- American Meteor Society
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