While looking for the Orionid’s radiant, know that you can extend Orion’s Belt to locate Sirius, the brightest star in the sky.
About a month after Fomalhaut heralds the beginning of autumn, winter’s nighttime constellations begin to rise above the eastern horizon before midnight. Orion the Hunter, the most recognizable of them all, clears the horizon close to 11:40pm on the 15th and 10:40pm on the 28th.
Another meteor stream, the South Taurids, is active through November 20. Its radiant is to the right of Taurus the Bull, known by its triangular head to the right of Orion’s upper body. From a dark sky area at the end of October several years ago I witnessed a slow-moving fireball with a long, green-tinted tail; it entered my field of view at about 4am. This is a sighting typical of South Taurids.