The meteors are called "Orionids" because from the perspective of Earth-based observers they appear to originate within the constellation Orion.
This year the moon is headed into a New Moon phase as the shower hits, meaning stargazers are in for a great view of the shower.
According to Peter Jedicke, the honorary president of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Orionids are not the most exciting of meteor showers, but the event is still one worth observing.
The show is the result of meteoroids from Halley's Comet colliding with Earth's atmosphere at 148,000mph.
But this year, there's barely a sliver of moon in sight - the new moon was just on Thursday. These "shooting stars" will become more numerous during the peak with an average of 10-20 per hour this year.
To get the best view, you want to keep the constellation Orion on the edge of your vision which will give you the best chance of seeing long trails on the meteors.
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If you are hoping to catch a glimpse of Halley's Comet itself, you're about 44 years too early; it won't be visible from Earth until the year 2061 as it takes 76 years for it to make a complete revolution.
The meteor shower peaks this weekend, but those who miss it might still be able to see some activity until November 7.
Light pollution is going to ruin the effect.
The shower is active throughout October, but Kerss says the best time to see it will be on October 22 between midnight and dawn, when the sky is darkest and the shower will be at its brightest. So get out away from bright lights and let your eyes adjust for a bit to the darkness.
If you live in the northern hemisphere, look up to find Orion's club above the star Betelgeuse.