October 20

The near-full moon makes it tricky, but there’s a nice window right before sunrise on Monday morning.  Specifically, take a peak Sunday night around 4am.  As long as the sky is clear (the forecast in Connecticut looks great!), you should see a nice show of about 25 meteors per hour.

The radiant (where the meteors appear to originate from) are near the constellation Orion — hence the name of the meteor shower.  Check out the accompanying image, published by Space.com.

Tip:  Go outside about 15 – 20 minutes before “prime time” watching, so that your eyes can properly adjust to the dark.


— Eric