Draconid meteor shower will streak across the night sky this week – how to watch

THE ANNUAL Draconid meteor shower will reach its climax on Friday but the days before and after could still provide a good glimpse. If you’re located in the Northern Hemisphere and get an evening with a cloud free sky then you could see plenty of shooting stars. AlamyThe Draconid meteor shower occurs every October[/caption] The October shower has been known to provide almost 1,000 shooting stars each hour. Unfortunately, an outburst like this isn’t expected again until 2025 but you could still see a good handful per hour in 2021. How to watch Draconid meteor shower The celestial phenomenon gets its name from the Draco the Dragon constellation, which lies in the far northern part of the sky. Sometimes the meteors look like they’re flying from this point. Most read in News ‘BROKEN’ Boy, 6, begged ‘help me’ as ‘bullying’ dad & stepmum ‘poisoned him before death’ ROT IN HELL Jon Venables ‘dead’ rumours sweep internet but child killer is alive in prison WATER JOKE Gran threatens to SUE waterpark after breaking legs on slide after sneaking in JELL ON EARTH Killer jellyfish up to 160ft long are being washed up on Britain’s beaches ‘HEARTBROKEN’ Dad killed in triple stabbing…

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Draconid meteor shower will streak across the night sky this week – how to watch

Updated: October 7, 2021 — 10:26 am