Thursday, October 8, 2015

Draconid meteor shower tonight and tomorrow

Take a look to the northern sky this evening.
Beginning in the evening hours of Oct. 8 and continuing through Oct. 9, the peak of the Draconid meteor shower will become visible to eager stargazers.

The Draconids are one of the more unique and unheralded meteor showers that occur throughout the year. What sets them apart from other events is that the best time to view them is around nightfall, as opposed to the predawn hours, according to Earthsky.

Due to their location near the head of the constellation Draco the Dragon in the northern sky, Draconids are best viewed from the Northern Hemisphere, Earthsky states. The best direction to look is due north.
Best in those "dark skies" neighborhoods like Olivenhain.

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