Orionid meteor shower tonight

The Orionids wont be spectacular this year due to the the light from the waning moon but it’s worth a look especially if you are up in the hours before sunrise (regardless of your timezone).  They are particularly easy to find in the sky due to their position in the well known constillation of Orion.


As a consolation, Mars will be visible near the moon and will only be getting brighter in the coming months as Earth begins to catch up with the red planet.   You can find the exact rise time for Mars (as well as sun rise/set times) for your locatoin in the Old Famers Almanac.

All images courtesy EarthSky.org via the NASA Night Sky Network.