meteor shower could be visible from the UK: this weekend with shooting stars striking across the skyA meteor shower could be visible from the UK this weekend with dozens of shooting stars splitting across the sky. Draconid meteor shower originates from Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner, which surrounds the sun every 6.6 years, and occurs every year in October. On Saturday and Sunday, there is a reasonable chance that the earth will pass through a swarm of debris left in the wake of the comet, giving rise to meteors that appear as shooting stars as they enter the atmosphere and burn.The meteor shower is more likely to be visible in the direction of the constellation of Draco, the Dragon, in the northern sky just before dusk. The best way to observe meteors is with the naked eye instead of through binoculars or a telescope, with astronomers advising astronomers in the UK to pick up rural areas with minimal light pollution.Spectators in North America, Europe and Asia or in countries close to the equator are expected to have the best point of view. A second meteor shower, the Orionids, will also take place later this month.
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