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Where and When to Watch the Draconid Meteor Shower

Published On 10/07/2015 Published On 10/07/2015

Unless you're reading this too late, meteors are coming your way!

Pending you're reading this too late and/or the world hasn't ended, you're gonna want to grab a big seat for the phenomenon that is God's money shot: the meteor shower. The event known as the Draconid Meteor Shower will bring its natural splendor to the skies of the Northern Hemisphere on the nights of October 8 and 9. 

Unlike other meteor showers, the Draconid meteors will be the most visible during nightfall, as opposed to the predawn hours, reports Accuweather—and the mid-Atlantic Seacoast, Tennessee Valley, northern Plains and Rockies should have the best view, pending the weather holds. October 9 should be the night with the most dazzling-ass meteors (the scientific term for the best meteors), so mark your calendars. 

If you miss the Draconids, you can always tune back into the sky and watch for the Orionid meteor shower before dawn on the mornings around October 22.

There are myriad ways to view meteors, but a site called timeanddate.com gives, arguably, the best advice: "just lie down on the ground and look directly above and you." 


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