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Draconid Meteor Shower to Put on a Show in the Night Sky

The periodic comet 21P, Giacobini-Zinner in 2018.

The periodic comet 21P, Giacobini-Zinner in 2018.

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Skygazers are set to catch a glimpse of celestial fireworks on Saturday night as the Earth passes through a cloud of cometary dust.

The Draconid meteor shower, also known as the Giacobinids, will peak on October 8 in the afternoon but the best time to see it will be in the evening, just after sunset.