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Draconids Meteor Shower | 2020

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00 pm to 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE
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The Draconid meteors are caused when Earth collides with bits of debris shed by periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner (and that’s why this shower used to be called the Giacobinids).

October’s Draconid meteor shower is expected to peak on October 7, 2020. Usually for most meteor showers, it’s best to watch in the wee early hours of the morning, but for this meteor shower, it’s best to watch at nightfall in the early evening, so it’s a lot more accessible for more people.

Don’t wait until after midnight for earth’s show; head outside as soon as it’s dark, and as always for meteor showers, try to get away from the city lights for optimal viewing.

Draconid Meteor Shower
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | Early Evening
U.S., Canada, Europe and Northern Asia
FREE to watch

You can also be on the lookout for shooting stars on October 6 and 8, too. Some years, hundreds of meteors in a single hour have been spotted, but usually this shower is not as abundant as others.

Source: Earthsky

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