The annual meteor shower will peak this Sunday, October 21, producing tens of meteors an hour.
Astronomers are hopeful anywhere between 20 and 25 shootings stars will fill the night skies on an hourly basis.
The Orionids are active between October and November but typically email out of sight until the end of the month.
This year, the shower’s weak falls on the night of Sunday, October 21, and Monday, October 22.
How to watch the Orionids meteor shower?
Orionids are incredibly fast-moving meteors which means you should leave the telescopes and binoculars at home.
Instead, you should trust and rely on your eyes to see the dazzling streaks of light as they shoot by.
On the night of the peak, look out for a wide open area with a clear view of the horizon and nothing that will produce light.
Stay clear of urban areas where the glow from street lamps, cars and buildings might hinder your viewing experience.
Once you settle in the right spot with blankets, sleeping bags, chairs and anything else you might need to get comfortable, simply lie back and try to take in the entire sky at once.
Space agencyNASAsaid: “Lie flat on your back with your feet facing southeast if you are in the Northern Hemisphere or northeast if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, and look up, taking in as much of the sky as possible.
“In less than 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt and you will begin to see meteors.