Woooooow! October is here with lots and lots of event happening in the night sky over the next 30 days. The Draconid Meteor Shower is set to peak on the evening of October 7 and 8.
This is a minor shower with around 10 meteors per hour, will occur from Friday through next Tuesday, peaking on Sunday. It's not one of our bigger meteor showers like the Perseid but you should not miss to catch few shooting stars!
The best time to view the meteor showers will be at dusk because the moon will be bright and close to full in the sky. And with the help of dusk you will be able to check on light properly.
If you seriously don't want to miss it than get away from city lights, lay on the ground and look at one part of the sky. Focus on that area and you'll be more able to spot those meteors.
The International Space Station (ISS) will be visible almost every night during the evening hours after sunset. The space station is about the size of a football field, is around 250 miles above the Earth. It is moving around 17,000 mph.
Here’s a short list of times to see it the next few nights:
# Wednesday, Oct. 4: 8:12 p.m.
# Thursday, October 5: 7:20 p.m., 8:56 p.m.
# Friday, October 6: 8:04 p.m.
However, October is best known for viewing the aurora borealis. This months of October and March tend to have the most events in the sky at night. It may have something to do with the equinox which occurs in March and September each year.