A Spectacular Meteor Shower Will Light Up The Skies In Canada This October

It's going to be lit.

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.

Via abimar54

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.

Keep on reading

Share on Facebook

Recommended for you

Eul Basa Hi, I'm Eul. I have a Biology degree from the University of Waterloo. Somehow I ended up as the Content Strategist for Narcity Media. I write stuff but I'm no journalist. I dabble in a lot of things. My best friend is a fluffy pup that thinks it’s human. 80's remixes of contemporary songs are my guilty pleasure. My aesthetic is a wet slice of bread in a pink bathtub. You probably won’t get my sense of humour. Creative people inspire me. Follow me on Instagram: @eulbasa