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Meteor shower expected this Friday

The Draconid is an annual meteor shower which happens when the Draco constellation begins spitting out shooting stars. This is often referred to as “Draco the Dragon”, this term comes from the latin “draconem” which means “huge serpent”, as the constellation appears to snake its way through the northern sky.

Draco is a constellation visible only to the Northern Hemisphere, meaning the shower favours this side of the globe.

The annual meteor shower will be visible this Friday.

This known as one of the most unpredictable meteor displays seen in the Northern Hemisphere.

It is expected to happen on Friday 7th however some meteors may still be visible the day after.

Unlike most other meteor showers, the Draconids are best seen in the early evening instead of just before dawn. Therefore you won’t have to stay up all night to see them. Experts think you’re most likely to spot the meteors as early as 5pm this Friday.

The best place to see it is away from city lights because light pollution can reduce the amount of meteors visible.

The best place to see them is a location which has minimal artificial lights. Suggested places are Formby/Crosby beach and Sefton Park.

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