Sunday, October 6, 2013

Draconid Meteor Shower 2013

The 2013 Draconid Meteor Shower will be at its peak on October 7th and 8th, around nightfall and early evening. This meteor shower can be seen anywhere across the globe.

City lights, called light pollution, can interfere with viewing. So can reflected moonlight, but the current nearly-new moon 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:

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