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How To Watch This Month's Incredible Meteor Showers

It also helps to keep your cell phone in your pocket, as viewing it during the shower can make it harder for your eyes to adjust to the dark.

The Draconid shower is only one of three other meteor showers this month. The Taurids peak on the 10th of October, and the Orionids on the 21st.

The Taurids are an annual meteor shower caused by the tail of the comet Encke, a comet that orbits the sun every 3 years but reflects very little light so is seldom seen. The Taurids seem to emanate from the constellation Taurus.

The Orionids peak slightly later in the month. The Orionids are caused by the dust cloud of Halley's Comet.

This shower will peak in the pre-dawn hours of October 21st, though the moon may make it difficult to see. Still, if you look toward the east toward the constellation Orion the Hunter, you should see a few meteors.

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