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Draconid meteor Oct 10, 2015 

2015 Draconid Meteor Shower
The 2015 Draconid meteor shower is expected to peak on October 8 and 9. A new Moon on October 13, 2015 will create ideal conditions for those in the Northern Hemisphere to view the meteors.
The best time to see the shower is right before nightfall.

Two meteor showers in October
The Draconid meteor shower, also sometimes known as the Giacobinids, is one of the two meteor showers to annually grace the skies in October. The Draconids owe their name to the constellation Draco the Dragon, and are created when the Earth passes through the dust debris left by comet 21 P/ Giacobini-Zinner. The comet takes about 6.6 years to make a single revolution around the Sun.
Although the Draconids have been responsible for some of the most spectacular meteor showers in recorded history, most recently in 2011, most astronomers and sky gazers consider these to be one of the least interesting meteor showers in during the year.
The Orionids are the second meteor shower in October. It usually peaks around October 21.


2:39am October 12 2015snowbird said:  
Wowww this is very interesting.
I'm sorry I did not hear of this on those days, since you said the northern hemisphere had ideal conditions.
8:39am October 12 2015DGM said: (reply to comment #178501) 
Thank you SB. You can still see some meteors until about Oct 13 a time of new moon. Just watch north-northwest where Draco constellation is.
2:07pm October 12 2015soumen369 said:  
Fantastic shot and an interesting information !!!!
11:42pm October 12 2015DGM said: (reply to comment #178517) 
Thank you Soumen
8:55pm October 13 2015rockinrobin21 said:  
amazing , well caught
3:04am October 14 2015DGM said: (reply to comment #178528) 
Thank you RR
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