Meteor showers blast into orbit this October!

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A Draconid meteor shower is predicted to take place on October 9, 2018. This meteor shower will be visible late at night in the northwestern sky, with about six meteors per hour. However, if you’re worried about missing it, there will be plenty of other meteor showers after that. On October 21, 2018, and October 22, 2018, an Oronid meteor shower will occur before dawn in the southern sky, with about 15 meteors per hour. On November 9, 2018, a Taurid meteor shower will appear late at night in the southern sky with three meteors per hour. To see all the meteor showers predicted this year, go to this site.

The meteor shower you certainly don’t want to miss is a Geminid meteor shower on December 13-14, 2018. It will be visible all night in the northeastern sky with a whopping 75 meteors per hour! For the best viewing experience, you should find a dimly lit place so that the light won’t drown out the night sky. Thankfully, there is a great way to do that. Free star gazing sessions are offered by The Escambia Amateur Astronomers’ Association at the Gulf Side Pavilion and Ft. Pickens Battery Worth parking lot. For more information call 850-450-7767. 

In conclusion, get ready for meteor shower after meteor shower! Mark your calendars for these amazing natural phenomena. 

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