Two Different Meteor Showers In The Sky This Week
One of my favorite past-times as a kid was looking up at the night sky and spotting shooting stars. This week, expect those shooting stars to be plentiful.
According to WKBW, two different meteor showers will peak this week.
The first, the Draconid meteor shower, will reach its climax Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.
The Draconid meteor shower is considered minor but we should still see about 10 shooting stars per hour. The sky could be filled with hundreds of meteors.
The second meteor shower, the Southern Taurids, will peak Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
Southern Taurids will also be a minor meteor shower but some of the shooting stars could be bright and spectacular, according to Space.com.
"The Taurids are rich in fireballs, so if you see a Taurid it can be very brilliant and it'll knock your eyes out, but their rates absolutely suck," said NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke to Space.com. "It's simply the fact that when a Taurid appears it's usually big and bright."
...but that's not all. There will be a third meteor shower that will happen later this month, from October 22nd to the 23rd, That one is called Orionids.
Here in Western New York, we should see plenty of clear skies during the week, so fingers crossed for a terrific shooting star event!
Read the full story at WKBW.