Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: reading by moonlight
Plus the Orionids are like "sparks flying through the air"
Think the moon is bright enough to read by? Give it a try this month - like Thursday! - when the Hunter's Moon is high in the sky.
Or you could skip that experiment altogether and concentrate on seeing the Orionid meteor shower instead. At its October 21st peak, the only thing between you and seeing 20 or more meteors an hour is ... that big, bright, full moon.