Two small meteor showers expected to peak Tuesday and Wednesday night

Draconid meteor shower 2019 When and where to see it peak

Enlarge Image A Draconid meteor shower. Shutterstock

As if you need another reason to get outdoors with this incredible weather, there's a good chance you might see a shooting star as two meteor showers come to a peak.

The first, the Draconid meteor shower, will reach its climax Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning, according to AccuWeather.

If you miss the Draconids' display on Tuesday night, you can try again on Wednesday at nightfall with the Southern Taurids.

According to the website that monitors celestial events, Montreal will have the best view of the Draconid meteor shower, named after the Draco the Dragon constellation. "It's simply the fact that when a Taurid appears it's usually big and bright".

The Draconids are best viewed, with the greatest number of meteors, just before midnight.

Later on in the month, the more significant Orionid meteor shower will peak on the nights of October 21 and 22.

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.

The AMS said that these meteors are poorly seen from the southern hemisphere due to low radiant altitude seen from below the equator. After about 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt and you will begin to see meteors.

"It'll likely drown all but the brightest meteors in its glare".

That's because it's impossible to know where exactly in the sky the show caused by comet debris that ignite when they hit the Earth's upper atmosphere, is going to happen.

Every yr our skies are lit up by returning meteor showers, from Quadrantids and Lyrids to Perseids and Geminids.

So normally not one of the best meteor showers but in years past, it's been really good.

You might want to stay up late this week for an out-of-this-world sight in the skies above. In 2018, observes in Europe saw over 140 meteors in a single hour.

If you want to boost your chances of seeing them, the best time to look is just after nightfall, which in the United Kingdom at this time of year is around 6pm.

"Unfortunately, the large bright evening Moon will hinder this year's Draconid shower".

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