Draconid Meteor Shower
The Annual Draconid Meteor Shower occurs each year around Oct 8th when Earth passes through a minefield of dusty debris from Comet Giacobini-Zinner.
The Draconid Meteor Shower radiates from the fiery mouth of the northern constellation Draco the Dragon and peaks on the nights of 7th - 8th of October. This shower had an unusually rich peak in 2011, but meteor rates this year are expected to be back to normal, meaning only a handful of meteors each hour.
Unlike most meteor showers, the Draconids are best seen in the evening, instead of before dawn.
Last updated on: Saturday 27th May 2017
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