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Ukrainians will be able to see the amazing astronomical phenomenon

Украинцы смогут увидеть удивительное астрономическое явление Draconid Meteor Shower reaches its 2018 peak and here’s what you should expect
Kristen Harrington | 10 October, 2018, 18:56

Those who live anywhere else across the remaining of North America will experience the peak of this meteor shower during the afternoon.

But with no moonlight tonight, thanks to the darkened New Moon, astronomers hope the Draconids will be incredibly easy to spot.

Several hundred Draconids per hour were observed in 1998.

This year, astronomers Bruce McClure and Deborah Byrd, of EarthSky.org, teased the potential outbreak of a so-called Draconid storm.

In fact, it could vary, and sometimes the meteor shower turned into a downpour from thousands of objects per hour. But watch out if the Dragon awakes!

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Be warned, though: Experts at the American Meteor Society said they have concluded that "nothing exceptional will occur" during the Draconid shower, but optimistically noted that "no one is 100% certain", so if the sky is clear, just go outside, settle in, and watch the sky fall.

"European observers saw over 600 meteors per hour in 2011".

These meteors travel at 40,000mph, which is relatively slow moving for a meteor, and follows the Giacobini-Zinner comet.

Every year, during the first week of October, the Earth passes through this stellar field of debris.

The best time interval is the time between 4 and 5 am.

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The Draconid annual meteor shower, sometimes also called as the Giacobinids, happens every October 8. Because of their Jekyll and Hyde personality, the Draconid meteors can be some of the most surprising ones out there.

Also known as Giacobinids, the Draconids radiate from a point in the northern constellation Draco.

According to EarthSky.org, the Draconid meteors burst out into the skies near the Draco stars of Eltanin and Rastaban.

How can you spot the shooting stars?

Wait for shooting stars in the night sky starting from 21:00.

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To eyes adapted, it is recommended that a minimum of 20 minutes to see the light.

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