(A map of the morning sky on Saturday, Oct. 22nd at 5:30 a.m. local time, viewed facing southeast. Credit: NASA)
If you're in doubt, just look to the upper right of the Moon, and that should get you in the general direction of the meteors.
- Bring blankets and extra layers to stay warm!
- Allow your eyes at least 15-20 minutes to adjust to the night sky to properly pick out the meteors entering the Earth's atmosphere.
- Be patient! With a meteor rate of just 15 meteors per hour, you may go a while without seeing anything flashing across the night sky (other than airplanes).
- Take snacks and water. You could be out there for a few hours watching the show.
- Best viewing window will be from 1AM through Dawn Saturday, October 22.
--Meteorologist Carrie Rose