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Sky watchers set for the Draconid meteorite

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Draconid meteor shower in Russia in 2018

October will be a bumper month for finding shooting stars in the night sky.

The Draconid meteorite will reach its peak on Wednesday evening.

It is estimated that five shooting stars can be seen above every hour; The event will appear in the UK sky.

Meteor showers are usually associated with comets; When these balls of snow and dust orbit the sun, it emits clouds of dust and snow.

Meteor showers or shooting stars can be seen as the Earth passes through streams of small debris.

If you’re missing Draconids, you’ll have a chance to see other meteorites later this month.

What are Draconids?

The shooting stars are named after the Dragon constellation Draco.

They are created as the Earth passes through debris from the Giacobini-Sinner comet.

How to see a dragonid meteorite

Dragonids are expected to be the most beautiful on October 6/7 and 7/8.

While most other meteor showers are seen early in the morning, dragonids are best seen in the evening and after night.

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Shooting Star (Draconid) in Sweden in 2011, Northern Lights

Find a place with a nice and clear view of the stars, in an area with little pollution.

What other treats do you store for stargazers?

The Orionid meteor shower is slowly building to a peak, occurring on the night of October 20/21 this year.

Orionids are so named because they come from the direction of the constellation Orion. They are associated with the famous Halley’s Comet.

In addition, there is the Turrid meteorite, which appears to originate near the zodiac. It will rise between October 9-10 and November 10-11, 2020.

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