The article discusses the upcoming peak of the Orionid meteor shower, which NASA describes as one of the most beautiful meteor showers of the year. The Orionids are known for their brightness and speed, with the meteors traveling at about 148,000 miles per hour. Some of the meteors leave glowing trails in their wake. The meteor shower started on September 26 and will continue until November 22. The peak of the Orionids will be on October 21, and viewers can expect to see about 23 meteors per hour in moonless skies. The meteor shower will be visible in both the northern and southern hemispheres, and viewers are advised to look at the night skies during the hours after midnight and away from light sources. For the best view, viewers in the northern hemisphere are recommended to lie flat on their back with their feet facing southeast, while viewers in the southern hemisphere should point their feet northeast. Locating the constellation Orion and finding the star Betelgeuse will help identify the radiant point of the shower. It is advised not to fix one's gaze directly on Orion but to look 45 to 90 degrees away for a more spectacular view. The Orionid meteor shower is caused by dust from Halley's Comet, which takes 76 years to orbit the sun. The next meteor shower after the Orionids will be the Leonids in 2023, which will peak on November 18. In summary, the article provides information on the upcoming peak of the Orionid meteor shower, including the dates, visibility, and viewing tips. It also explains the cause of meteor showers and mentions the next meteor shower after the Orionids.