Orionids 2019: Watch Comet Halley's beautiful fireballs light up the skies tonight


Tonight, the Moon will reach a fairly bright Third Quarter phase.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich in London said: “Hunting for meteors, like the rest of astronomy, is a waiting game, so it’s best to bring a comfy chair to sit on and to wrap up warm as you could be outside for a while.

“They can be seen with the naked eye so there’s no need for binoculars or a telescope, though you will need to allow your eyes to adjust to the dark.

“The showers will continue at a reduced rate, so if the Moon obscures the peak, you may still be able to catch a few throughout the rest of October.”

The best place to watch the meteor shower is a wide-open field with an unobstructed view of the horizon.



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