The annual Draconid meteor shower will peak this week, bringing very bright meteors known as fireballs. Peak time will be Tuesday – Wednesday before midnight.
The Draconids are considered a minor meteor shower featuring about 10 meteors per hour but, sometimes the sky can fill with many more. In 2018 observers in Europe reported seeing up to 140/hr. This year is expected to not be as vibrant.
Heads-up literally. It's Draconian, well not really but it's the Draconids. pic.twitter.com/j9veH75LZM
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However, the Draconids are notorious for being unpredictable, so there is still a chance for a burst for an hour or two with much higher rates, Samuhel said.
Unlike most meteor showers that are best viewed during the second half of the night, the Draconids come in greatest numbers before midnight – so some youngsters can enjoy the show!
Unfortunately, the moon will be in the sky during this part of the night, so stargazers should look for meteors in areas of the sky away from the bright moon.