Two meteor showers to watch for this week


However, look above it on Tuesday evening and you might just spot streaks of light from a shooting star as the Draconid meteor shower peaks. Nearly all other meteor showers are best viewed after midnight, when the observer's location is firmly on the night-side of the planet.

The International Meteor Organization says people should expect a minor shower with only about 10 meteors per hour, though the Draconids have been known to fill the sky with hundreds of meteors in the past. This year, a bright waxing gibbous moon will block numerous meteors, but if the night is clear, this evening shower is well worth a look.

While the number of meteors typically associated with the Southern Taurids is low, the meteors that are seen have been known to be brilliant fireballs.

The shower produces around 10 meteors every hour.

The Milky Manner was seen, in addition to a couple of capturing stars, through the begin of the Perseid meteor bathe on August 10, 2018, close to Florissant.

Unfortunately, the same experts say the Draconids is one of the least interesting meteor showers of the year.

These fireballs are meteors that are incredibly bright that they even leave a shadow on the ground.

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The annual Draconic meteor shower has arrived but the short-lived spectacle is only here until the end of the week.

If you're away from the city lights on the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 8, look up!

The Draconid Meteor Shower will be visible in the night sky for the next few days, although it is expected to be at its peak tonight.

Gabby Ferreira is a breaking news and general assignment reporter at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo.

Shooting stars from the Draconids appear to come from just below bright star Eltanin in Draco the dragon's head. On some occasions, however, the shower has produced as many as 140 meteors per hour, such as during an outburst in 2018. But this isn't the case.

The Orionid meteor shower peaks later this month, October 21st into the 22nd, and usually brings around 20 meteors per hour.

"You want to get as much sky in your field of view as possible", Samuhel said.