Draconids Meteor Shower to light up UK Skies Tonight – Don’t miss the Celestial Spectacle

The Draconids meteor shower will be lighting up the night sky tonight and tomorrow. Stargazers should be able to catch a glimpse of the celestial event as skies remain clear across large parts of the UK before cloud moving in later into the early hours.

The annual October shower is usually a good time to spot shooting stars and as many as 1,000 can be on display per hour.

However, it’s more realistic that five or six shooting stars will actually be visible with the naked eye each hour.

This is because the meteors are often too small and fast to spot without a telescope.

If you do want to try and spot them then your best chance will be in a rural area far away from light pollution.

They will be most visible just after nightfall so try looking at the sky from around 18:00 BST tonight.

The Draconids are well-known for being unpredictable and no one can say for sure how many meteors people will be able to see.

Luckily, October has two meteor shower events so if you miss out on this one you may still be able to catch another shower in a few weeks.

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