Scientist: Tuesday, October 8, meteor shower Draconid will be the most active

Special equipment is not needed to see a Draconid meteor shower - you should be able to see it with the naked eye.

A shot of a Draconid meteor exploding in the Earth's atmosphere, creating spectacular light show.

October brings with it the Draconids, a shower which has - in the past - delivered thousands of meteors an hour.

The radiant point for the Draconid meteor shower nearly coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the Dragon in the northern sky. This year, comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner reached its perihelion (its nearest point of orbit to the sun) on September 10, which means there is a possibility that more meteors will be observed.

The peak of the meteor shower will be at the night from 9 to 10 October.

Every year, during the first week of October, the Earth passes through this stellar field of debris. It got its name because the meteors look like they come from the constellation Draco, the Dragon.

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Those spikes in activity were back in 1933 and 1946, among the most impressive meteor storms of the 20th century.

Pointing your feet in a general north or northwest direction away from the moon and looking upward will put you in the best position to see the shower, but meteors will be visible in all parts of the sky.

The Draconids are best seen in the evening hours when the skies are darkening enough to pick out individual meteors.

According to EarthSky.org, the Draconid meteors burst out into the skies near the Draco stars of Eltanin and Rastaban. In an hour you can see about 15-20 "shooting stars", that is, the intensity will remain the same.

The Royal Observatory said: "Make sure there are no direct sources of light in your eyes, so that you can fully adapt to the local conditions and ensure that fainter meteors become visible".

Using a telescope won't benefit you, as you'll want the widest possible view.

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