Don’t miss the Draconid shooting star shower this Monday, October 9th – Demotivateur

This Monday, October 9th, a new shower of shooting stars will light up the sky. Conditions are optimal as the moon is dark and shooting stars are visible as soon as night falls.

If you like lying on the ground and watching the stars, this celestial event is for you: the Draconid shooting star shower. Its activity period is between October 6th and 10th and its peak activity will take place this Monday, October 9th.

During this time, debris from Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner will come into contact with Earth’s atmosphere, dissipate in the sky and form a trail of light.

10 shooting stars per hour

This year it will be possible to see around 10 shooting stars per hour. The observation conditions are optimal because the moon is in a waning phase and is not very bright. Shooting stars can be seen at dusk, after sunset, between 8 p.m. and midnight. In addition, they are visible to the naked eye.

Dont miss the Draconid shooting star shower this Monday OctoberPhoto credit: iStock

To see them, it is recommended to observe them near the constellation of the Dragon, west of Ursa Minor. But in reality you can admire the entire sky to enjoy the spectacle.

Here are some tips to make the most of the event. Avoid all light pollution and ensure clear skies. Bring warm clothes and make yourself comfortable. And most importantly: don’t forget to make a wish!

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