If you've been looking to the skies at night or before dawn the past couple of days, then you know we are in the midst of a full moon. The full moon, known as the Hunter's Moon or Blood Moon, hits it's peak tonight, even though it looked full the past couple of days and will look full again tomorrow night. It's called a Hunter's Moon because, well, hunting season. And it's called a Blood Moon (or Sanguine Moon) because some think the moon looks more orange in color.
But here's another cool thing! Along with the full moon tonight, we've also go the Orionid Meteor shower which usually gives us about 20 meteors (or shooting stars as I like to call them) per hour. They are also set to reach their peak tonight into early tomorrow. One problem though. Because of the full moon, it might be a little bit more difficult to see the dimmer meteors, but you should still be able to see some of them. Now the best time to look for them is right before dawn. And when you do look, don't look at any other light before that, like the Moon or your cell phone. That will make them easier to see and find. And here's another cool thing. If you miss the Orionids tonight (or early tomorrow) there will be three more meteor showers coming up in November. But if you don't mind getting up a little earlier than usual, it will be worth heading outside early tomorrow morning to look to the skies! I'll be doing it on my way to work!