Unusual Early Evening Meteor Shower Monday and Tuesday

If the sky is clear, expect to see the Draconids in Pacifica.

By Brad Kava

It sounds like something from Game of Thrones, the Draconid meteor showers coming Monday and Tuesday evenings. 

Here are some details from EarthSky.com: 

"The Draconid shower is a real oddity, in that the radiant point stands highest in the sky as darkness falls. That means that, unlike many meteor showers, the Draconids are more likely to fly in the evening hours than in the morning hours after midnight. 

This shower is usually a sleeper, producing only a handful of languid meteors per hour in most years. But watch out if the Dragon awakes! In rare instances, fiery Draco has been known to spew forth many hundreds of meteors in a single hour. In 2013, the thin waxing crescent moon won’t cast enough moonlight to interfere with the Draconids. Try watching at nightfall and early evening on October 7 and 8."

Where do you think the best places are to see them in Pacifica?


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