This is when you can spot the Draconid meteor shower on Merseyside


The Draconid meteor shower will be visible this week on Merseyside and stargazers will be in for a treat if skies are clear.

The Meteor shower happens when earths’s orbit clashes with the tail of the comet Giacobini-Zinner, which orbits the sun every 6.6 years.

Meteors are made of pieces of dust about the size of a grain of sand, and almost all of them burn up completely on their way through the atmosphere.

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The meteor shower is due to peak on around 7pm on Sunday 7th October.

After sunset should provide the best chances of seeing any meteors, if skies are clear.


Heading out to areas away from light pollution, such as the countryside, will give you the greatest chance of seeing meteors.

Chances of spotting meteors will also be weather dependent, as clear skies give the best viewing opportunities.

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