City lights, called light pollution, can interfere with viewing. So can reflected moonlight, but a last-quarter moon this year means the meteor shower will show its full glory.
Meteor showers are named for the constellation they appear to be near. The Draconid Meteor Shower appears near the constellation Draco the Dragon.
|Stargazing bench. Image: suphakit73; FreeDigitalPhotos|
Check out these sites for more information about the Draconid Meteor Shower, including recommended viewing times for your corner of the globe:
- Draconid meteor shower will peak October 7-8, 2012
- Draco the Dragon
- Spacedex 2012 Meteor Shower viewing guide
- EarthSky's meteor shower guide for 2012
- StarDate 2012 Meteor Showers
- American Meteor Society