City lights, called light pollution, can interfere with viewing. So can reflected moonlight. The recently full moon will affect 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 2013 Meteor Shower viewing guide
- EarthSky's meteor shower guide for 2013
- StarDate 2013 Meteor Showers
- American Meteor Society
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