Canadians have yet another reason to look up to the skies this fall. The Draconids Meteor Shower is expected to make its annual return this October 8, 2017.
The celestial event is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the Earth moves through a ribbon of debris from the Comet 21/P Giacobini-Zinner, which orbits the sun ever 6.6 years.
While the shower is considered to be only a modest one with 10 to 20 meteors sighted per hour, they still make for a gorgeous show, especially when viewed against cloudless skies. In Ontario, there are several dark sky preserves you can check out to maximize your chances of seeing them.
The Draconids Meteor Shower usually peaks after midnight, but can occur anytime after sunset. It will be most visible with the constellation Draco (the formation which the shower is named after) is at its highest point in the sky.