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Meteor Shower Visible Tonight…Hopefully

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A Draconid meteor shower is coming tonight!

If the weather and clouds cooperate tonight’s meteor shower will provide some entertainment, although it is not expected to be as good as last year’s Draconid meteor shower.

WZZM13.com has more:

Last year’s Draconid shower was especially lively, which means this year the meteors are likely to be a little more sedate, according to EarthSky, a science news blog.

The name comes from the way the meteors appear to emanate from the northern constellation Draco the Dragon, which sits just above the Little Dipper in the night sky.

Although not among the showiest showers of the year, the Draconids stand out for one reason: Unlike most meteor showers, they are best seen in the evening rather than before dawn.

Hoping for some clear skies tonight!

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