There's nothing quite like looking up to the sky and soaking up views of an inky sea full of stars. There are so many spots in The Peach State that make for great viewing locations too, so you'll have plenty of chances to catch the Draconids meteor shower in Georgia next month. "Draco the Dragon" will light up the skies, so get ready to mark your calendars.

Draco the Dragon's shooting star showcase will be coming to The Peach State at the beginning of October between Oct. 6 and 10. Stargazers will be able to get the best views at its peak, which is said to be happening on October 7 and 8, according to

Probably one of the best parts about this shower, you won't be having to stay up until 3 in the morning just to see it.

It'll be easiest to spot during the early evening hours, with excellent visibility starting around 8 p.m. and stretching to 11 p.m., though very good visibility chances are still possible as it gets later into the night.

Timeanddate cites that the Draconids comes from remnants of comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner and is visible to us land-dwellers as the Earth passes through their debris.

The Draconids gets its name from the constellation its shooting stars appear to rain down from, Draco the Dragon, which is located next to Ursa Minor, or what we call The Little Dipper. reports that the Draconids aren't always rich with activity. On average viewers will probably only see about five meteors shoot across the sky per hour, though it has been known to sometimes explode into unexpected splendor.

Some years, The Dragon Shower has produced hundreds or even thousands of meteors. The last time there were hundreds seen in an hour was back in 2011, when over 600 danced across the sky in Europe.

A few places to watch the shower in Georgia include:

No telescope is needed to see this shower, just a dark space away from city lights and your own two eyes. Just look to the skies!

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.


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