(Discover via CBS News)
For meteor enthusiasts, the month of October usually means watching for the reliable Orionid meteors late in the month. But this year could bring a "surprise" October meteor shower: the long dormant Draconid meteor shower, will again come streaking out of the constellation Draco, the Dragon this Saturday (Oct. 8), though the nearly full moon and the shower's timing may interfere.
The peak of the Draconid meteor shower promises hundreds of "shooting stars" per hour, but it will occur during the daylight hours for observers in North America, making the peak time unavailable for U.S. skywatchers. For observers outside the United States, the nearly full moon may outshine the meteor shower display.