The annual Orionid Meteor Shower may already be underway. It is expected to peak during the night of 2018 OCT 20-21. Its radiant is in the constellation Orion. That is the direction toward which the meteor tails point, but the meteors are equally likely to appear anywhere in your sky. The Orionids are debris from the famous periodic comet 1P/Halley.

At the peak between 10 and 70 meteors per hour may be seen by some sharp eyed folks. The show begins after Orion rises in the late evening and intensifies until morning twilight. Since Orion lies on the celestial equator, the shower is easily observed from all geographic latitudes. The waxing gibbous Moon during the shower peak this year may provide some interference until it sets a few hours before sunrise.

Descriptions of the shower or perhaps even lucky photos would be welcome additions to this thread. My calendar for the major meteor showers including Moon illumination data can be found at