The annual Draconid meteor shower will peak on October 8, 2011. The Draconid meteor shower is normally a minor shower, but it has occasional outbursts, such as those in 1933 and 1946 that produced thousands of meteors. In an October 4 press release, NASA predicts a peak rate as high as 750 meteors per hour for the Draconid meteor shower on October 8.

The 2011 Draconid meteor shower is predicted to peak between 1600 and 2100 universal time (noon to 5pm EDT) on October 8. The peak is during daylight hours in North America, but is better placed during night time hours for observers in Europe, eastern Asia and northern Africa.

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