Draconides 2021: When are they and how to see the rain of stars

The rains of stars continue despite the end of summer. This weekend the draconidies arrive and the best day to see them will be this Friday, October 8, from 7

Draconides 2021: When are they and how to see the rain of stars

The rains of stars continue despite the end of summer. This weekend the draconidies arrive and the best day to see them will be this Friday, October 8, from 7:00 pm, according to the experts of the Astronomy Department of the National Geographic Institute (IGN). Although you can enjoy until Sunday.

To see the rain of stars of the draconidas 2021, no object is necessary as binoculars or telescopes but it is advisable to get away from the population cores and do it in a place where the light contamination is as little as possible.

Draconides receive their name from the Dragon constellation and are traces of dust (meteoroids) generated by Comet 21P / Giaacobini-Zinner.

The most substantial meteor rains of autumn, the Leonidas and Gemínidas, will take place in very unfavorable conditions for their observation as the moon will significantly illuminate the sky background attenuating the gloss of the meteors, reports Rafael Bachiller.

Indeed, LEÓNIDAS will reach its maximum activity around November 17, only two days before the full moon, while the gemines will have its maximum on December 13, that is, with the moon already very grown that will reach the Plenilunio on 19

Updated Date: 09 October 2021, 20:19

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