In addition to Orionids, skygazers will see Venus, Mars, the dog star Sirius and bright winter constellations such as Orion, Gemini and Taurus.
According to NASA, the 2012 Orionid meteor shower is peaking this morning. Best viewing tips? Find dark skies away from city lights, look straight up at the skies, allowing your eyes to take in as much of the sky as possible. Allow your eyes at least 30 minutes to "dark adjust" and see the meteors. NASA is also hosting a web chat until 3 a.m. Also view a live Ustream video feed of the Orionid meteor shower showing the skies over Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Subscribe to Barrow Patch’s newsletters, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook.