The Orionids meteor shower, October 22, often shortened to the Orionids, is the most prolific meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet. The Orionids are so-called because the point they appear to come from, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Orion, but they can be seen over a large area of the sky.
Orionid meteors appear every year around October to Early November with a peak of around October 22, when Earth travels through an area of space littered with debris from Halley's Comet.
How do you find orionids?
The Orionids are really just bits of dust and debris left behind from famed Comet Halley on its previous trips through the inner solar system. As our planet drifts through the cloud of comet detritus each year around this time, all that cosmic gravel and grime slams into our upper atmosphere and burns up in a display we see on the ground as "shooting stars" and even the occasional fireball.