Draconid’s Meteor Shower Tonight! October 8, 2010Posted by jcconwell in Astronomy, meteor.
Tags: Draconids, meteor
The Draconids meteor shower occurs every year in early October, peaking between October 7-8 in 2010 when the Earth is passing through debris left from the comet 21p/Giacobini-Zinner. This meteor shower produced 200-1000 mph (meteors per hour) in 1933 and 1946. While this shower is usually much quieter, it peaks during evening hours (rather than early morning hours, like other meteor showers) so it’s more visible.
BUT… pay attention for next year’s! NASA is expecting the 2011 shower to be one of the best in 10 years with up to 750 per hour.