The night sky is one of Earth's most beautiful natural wonders — there's just something about the twinkle of the moon & stars amongst the inky darkness of the sky that is seriously enchanting. The sky is about to get even more breathtaking this month with 2 stunning meteor showers visible in Florida.\nFloridians will be able to see the Draconids shower rain down from the Draco the Dragon constellation tonight. While this shower is generally less active than most, producing about 2 to 10 meteors per hour, it still provides a beautiful sight for stargazers across the state.\nThe Draconids shower has been active since October 6th, however, its peak with very good visibility is expected to be seen tonight at 8:36 p.m. into the early hours of October 9th, with the shower's visibility dissipating around 3 a.m. according to TimeandDate.com.\nView this post on Instagram Draconids Meteor Shower Tuesday, October 8, 2019 – 7:00 pm to 11:59 pm October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – is expected to peak at nightfall or early evening on October 8, 2019, though under a moon-drenched sky. October’s Draconid meteor shower radiates from the fiery mouth of the northern constellation Draco the Dragon. Because the radiant is located so far north on the sky’s dome, this shower favors temperate and far-northern latitudes, such as the U.S., Canada, Europe and northern Asia. In 2019, though, a bright waxing gibbous moon will intrude the show on the Draconids expected peak night on October 8. The Draconid shower is usually a sleeper, rarely offering any more than five meteors per hour. But watch out if the Dragon awakes! The Draconid meteor shower produced awesome meteor displays in 1933 and 1946, with thousands of meteors per hour seen in those years. European observers saw over 600 meteors per hour in 2011. The Draconid shower is active between October 6 and 10. As noted above, the best evening to watch is likely October 8; try the evenings of October 7 and 9 also. Notice the word evening. This is one shower you don’t have to stay up late to see. Start watching first thing at nightfall. Be sure to watch under a dark, open, country sky. #draconidsmeteorshower #draconid #meteorshower #fireinthesky #lookup #giacobinids #moondrenchedsky #awakeningthedragon #drakaris #shootingstars #fallingstars #psa #🌠 A post shared by Ana (Santa Rosa)🍸 (@the_original_purple_girl) on Oct 3, 2019 at 9:18pm PDT\nLater this month, another meteoric display will also bless the Florida skies. The Orionids shower is expected to peak with excellent viewing conditions on the evening of October 21st at 11:15 p.m., running into the early hours of October 22nd; visibility is expected to drop off at 12:28 a.m., raining down from the Orion constellation where it gets its name.\nThis shower is the 2nd shower of the year created by the dust of Halley's Comet, with the first being the Eta Aquarids that happened back in May.\nVisibility for both showers is expected to be above average, but will be slightly reduced due to high moon radiance; if you venture out away from light pollution you should still be able to see the star show shooting across the sky.\nOf course, a little luck (and playing of the waiting game) is always involved in viewing any meteor shower, especially if you're looking to capture it on camera. Sharpen up your long exposure photography skills and get set up early for the best shot of capturing the spectacle.\nView this post on Instagram "Star rain" Perseid Meteor Shower, August 2019 Crimea, Spit Belyaus Canon6D 14 / 1.8 iso6400 3x30sec iOptron Shooting series for meteors on 3-9 August. . . "Звёздный дождик" Метеорный поток Персеиды, август 2019 Крым, коса Беляус #астрофотография #персеиды19 #персеиды #млечный_путь #метеоры #крым #крымские_ночи #звезды #астрономия #astronomy #astrophotography #meteorshowers #meteor #meteorgarden #perseids #perseidas2019 #milkywaychasers #nightscaper #nightphotoshoot A post shared by Yulia Zhulikova (@iuliia.zhulikova) on Sep 6, 2019 at 2:02am PDT\nIt's suggested to arrive at your viewing point 15-20 minutes prior to the peak to allow your eyes to adjust to the darkness, to dress for the weather, and lay looking up to the constellation where the meteor showers will rain from for the best viewing conditions.\nIt's always best to go somewhere with minimal light pollution to do any stargazing. If you're looking for a couple of places to view these fantastic meteor showers, this state park is one of the best places to go stargazing and for seeing the Milkyway, or check out one of the 7 best places for stargazing in Florida.\nYou can check to see if these meteor showers will be visible near you through timeanddate's website here.