Draconids Meteor Shower

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    The annual Draconid meteor shower will be seen in the early evening sky of October 7, 2012.

    The Draconid meteor shower is set to sweep across the U.S. skies this evening just after sunset.  The unusual thing about the Draconids is that they are best seen in the evening rather than before dawn. Maybe I’ll actually catch this one since you don’t have to get out of bed at the crack of dawn to see them!  If you miss it today, you’ll have a chance again tomorrowevening but don’t expect as spectacular of a show.  The Draconids get their name from Draco the Dragon, the constellation they appear to emanate from.