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The Draconid meteor shower will reach its maximum splendor on Friday: How do you see it?


October 7, 2021 16:38 GMT

The celestial landscape is expected to allow a star to fall freely every 4 minutes.

Astronomy enthusiasts will soon be able to enjoy the meteor shower known as the “Dragon,” which will reach its climax on Friday.

The celestial display will be visible From all over the northern hemisphere, as well as the region near the equator and even to More northern regions in the southern hemisphere (Up to 10°S latitude).

This phenomenon occurs every year in the first days of October, when the Earth passes in the orbit of Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner, which revolves around the Sun every 6 years and 3 months.

Draconids are expected to make it possible to see A star in free fall every 4 minutes In the constellation of the Dragon to which it owes its name.

The best time to do this would be right away after darkPreferably from areas free from light pollution and with clear skies.

It is convenient to allocate 15-20 minutes so that the scene has time to adapt to the dark, rest and, above all, arm yourself with patience, remember outlet cnet.

This meteor shower is less fleeting compared to Perseids, something that leaves more time to make a wish for those who believe in well-known superstition.

In addition, this phenomenon will coincide with the Orionids, which from October 2 will radiate respectively from the constellation Orion, and their intensity will increase until the nights of the 20th and 21st of that month.

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