Two small meteor showers expected to peak Tuesday and Wednesday night

The Draconids and Southern Taurids are taking over the night sky this week

The Draconids and Southern Taurids are taking over the night sky this week

According to AccuWeather, back-to-back meteor showers are peaked on Tuesday night and are expected to continue on Wednesday. However distinctive shows have taken place through the years. The sky could be filled with hundreds of meteors. This won't be one you have to stay up past midnight to see. While this shower is generally less active than most, producing about 2 to 10 meteors per hour, it still provides a attractive sight for stargazers across the state.

The moon will be in the sky during this part of the night, so stargazers should look for meteors in the sky away from the bright moon.

There are two meteor showers expected to peak over the next two days.

"This is a good shower for younger stargazers, especially since the shower peaks on a school night", Samuhel noted.

There will not be as much activity as a year ago - but the Draconids will still likely throw off a few meteors per hour.

According to the website timeanddate.com that monitors celestial events, Montreal will have the best view of the Draconid meteor shower, named after the Draco the Dragon constellation.

Reports from Southern California have been piling up since late last night, with many people noting that it was the brightest fireball they'd ever seen.

"Whatever happens, it will be of high interest to have a close monitoring of Draconid meteor shower", wrote IMO meteor observer Karl Antier earlier this month. Both will be active all week, but the specified dates are when they are at their peak. The Orionids will peak later this month, followed by the Northern Taurids and Leonids in November. The South Taurid meteors are moving about 17 miles per second, slower than others that occur during different meteor showers. Unfortunately, there aren't any predicted meteor storms happening this year.

And if you miss these starry displays, don't fret: the Orionid meteor shower is expected to peak on october 21 and 22, with approximately 15 meteors per hour, according to The Old Farmer's Almanac.

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