The Orionids Meteor Shower: Here’s How To Watch
Big Sky Country is perfect for meteor showers.
The peak of the Orionid meteor shower will take place tonight (Oct. 20) and early morning of tomorrow (Oct. 21).
Remember Halley's Comet? Right now, the earth is crashing through the tail of Halley's Comet, and the result is a spectacular show in the night sky. The shower is expected to last through Nov. 7, but the peak will be tonight, Oct. 20.
Mostly cloudy skies are expected tonight in the Bozeman area so the meteor shower may not be visible.
For the best chance of seeing the meteors, find somewhere with low light pollution, lie back on a deck chair, and wait. Your best bet to spot these beauties is to get out of town where there isn't as much light pollution, and give your eyes time to adjust.
You’ll also need to find the Orion constellation in the sky so you know where the meteors are going to be, and the easiest way to do that is to look for Orion’s belt - three stars that are pretty much evenly spaced in a straight line.