Draconid meteor shower 2018: When and where to see the Draconids TONIGHT?

The year of 2018 has been fantastic for celestial events - including a super blue blood moon, and the longest lunar eclipse in a century.

The Draconid annual meteor shower, sometimes also called as the Giacobinids, happens every October 8.

The radiant point for the Draconid meteor shower nearly coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the Dragon in the northern sky.

The meteor showers are named after the two constellations they seemingly come from, the Draco and the Orion. That's because unlike most meteor showers (looking at you, Perseids), the Draconids are at their best in the evening, so there's no need to drag yourself out at 2 a.m.to watch a meteor shower, only to be stymied by clouds.

The shooting stars you see in the sky are debris from the comet Giacobini-Zinner, which orbits the sun every 6.6 years.

This year The Draconids will peak between Sunday, October 7 and Monday, October 8.

However, when the Draconid does flex its muscles, it offers some of the most awesome meteor showers.

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October's most known meteor shower display is represented by the Orionids, which has its peak on the 21st of October and so far it has proven itself to be one of the most reliable meteor displays of the year.

But the good news is you can watch the meteors zip across the sky regardless of whether you spot the Draco stars or not.

In fact, you don't even need to stay up late or wake up early to see them in action, making them the ideal school-night viewing.

If the light is still needed, it is advised to get red torches, that is to cover the flashlight with a packaging paper of red color.

At the same time, before you can see the meteor shower, it is better to give your eyes time to adapt: do not look at the light for at least 20 minutes.

"There's no advantage to using binoculars or a telescope; just look up with your own eyes to take in the widest possible view of the sky".

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