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Head to the hills for the meteor shower tonight!
The Orionids have been quite visible in recent years, with about 15-20 meteors within the peak hours, so find a comfortable spot with as wide a view of the sky as possible, allow about 10 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkeness, and let the show begin. The meteors will come from pretty much anywhere, but supposedly are concentrated around the Orion constellation (you know, the dude with the three-studded belt). There's really no use for a telescope or binoculars because these things fly too quickly through the night sky to catch them through a lens.
Depending on where you are in the States, it might be a chilly night, so wear extra warm clothes (or bring layers) -- even a sleeping bag or blanket would be a good idea.
Enjoy the show! And if you feel so inspired, upload your meteor photos to Gadling's Flickr pool.