The earth passes today through the Draconids meteor shower

This weekend, the Earth passes through a network of dusty filaments from comet 21R / Giacobini-Zinner, the source of the annual Draconid meteor shower.

Predictors report that observers will see several slow meteors per hour in the sky today. The time between sunset and midnight is the best for observing meteors.

Draconids are the remnant of comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner, which in 1900 crossed the Earth’s orbit, leaving meteors behind. Activity Draconid is shown every year from 6 to 10 October, and the speed of meteors is about 20 km / s.