Draconid meteor shower 2022: when, how and at what time to see the astronomical event of October?

The celestial bodies They give us incredible shows and the meteor showers are one of the most beautiful events you will see. East Weekend October we will be able to see the fall of the draconidswhich normally pass without attracting attention, but this time they will give a great light show with hundreds of meteors per hour. In this note of The popular We tell you everything you need to know so you don’t miss anything about the great astronomical event.

When and at what time to see the Draconid meteor shower 2022?

The great celestial event will take place between October 7 and 9but its activity peak will be TODAY, saturday october 8. Unfortunately, tonight there will be Full moon or almost full, so its brightness will prevent the faint meteors, which are the majority of the Draconid shower, from being seen.

The ideal time to see the rain of Draconic stars 2022 it is just at nightfall, since its brightness lasts a short time on the horizon. In our country you can see it starting at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

What is the Draconid Meteor Shower?

The Draconid meteor shower is the detachment of a cloud of debris left by the comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, which traverses the earth every year. Its name is due to the fact that the radiant shooting stars come from the draco constellationthe Dragon.

“Typically, the Draconid meteor shower sheds no more than 10 to 20 meteors per hour at its peak,” explains the POT. However, in 2011, a group of European observers witnessed more than 600 shooting stars per hour. It should be noted that the event is normally seen from the northern hemisphere and in the south, it can be observed from areas near the equator.