The Draconids arrive: how, when and where to enjoy the meteor shower this October

The Draconids arrive: how, when and where to enjoy the meteor shower this October

Although the summer has ended, the meteor showers continue. This October comes the rain of stars of the Draconids, which can be observed from today, Tuesday 6, until next October 11.

The Draconids arrive: how, when and where to enjoy the meteor shower this October

Although the summer has ended, the meteor showers continue. This October the Draconids arrive, which can be observed from today, Tuesday the 6th, until the next day the 11th .

The Draconids are named after the constellation The Dragon and are traces of dust (meteoroids) generated by Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner . Every hour, you can enjoy about 20 meters, which will cross the sky at 20 kilometers per second .

The best time to see the Draconids will come the night of October 7 to 8, as reported by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), although unfortunately the brightness of the Moon will be intense.

To see the meteor shower, you do not need any object such as binoculars or telescopes, but it is advisable to move away from population centers and do it in a place where light pollution is as low as possible.

Other meteor showers this fall

This fall 2020 , the Leonids and Geminids will also arrive, which will also take place in magnificent conditions for observation.

The Leonids will reach their maximum activity around November 17 while the Geminids will have their maximum on December 13 , that is, the day before the new moon.

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