The meteor shower will build throughout the week and peak the night of Saturday, Oct. 20.
Try to head to a darker area of the city, away from the strong lights of major roadways.
Meteor showers are best viewed in really dark skies. Try to keep the moon out of your field of vision.
This year, the moon will be setting at approximately midnight Saturday night into 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 Orionidsproduce 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.
Do you know of a great place to view the meteor shower? Tell us in the comments section!