How to watch Draconid meteor shower as shooting stars appear in the night sky this weekend

SKYGAZERS are set for celestial fireworks this weekend with up to 10 meteors visible every hour. The Draconids meteor shower occurs every October and can be seen with the naked eye. PAA shot of the Draconid meteor shower in Northumberland last year[/caption] Although it starts tonight, the spectacle will peak on Saturday afternoon. Experts say the best time to see it will be in the evening when it gets darker. Tania de Sales Marques, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, told the PA news agency: “The Draconids are a short-lived meteor shower that is active from 6-10 October and is expected to peak at around 2pm UK time with a maximum rate of 10 meteors per hour. “Draco will be at its highest point in the sky after sunset on the 8th, in the direction of North, however, the full moon will also be up, brightening up the sky and making it hard to spot fainter meteors.” Read more about space SAT SPAT Rare look at US ‘spy telescope’ built to snoop on ‘rogue enemy satellites’ IF JUNO, JUNO Nasa’s Juno spacecraft captures most detailed view yet of Jupiter’s moon There are sometimes thousands shooting by but meteors are often…

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How to watch Draconid meteor shower as shooting stars appear in the night sky this weekend

Updated: October 7, 2022 — 10:26 am