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Draconid Meteor shower 2021 when to see it peak in the UK, plus other dates to watch out for Meteor

The night sky above Battle Abbey during a Draconid meteor shower CREDIT: Jim Holden/Jim Holden

Many people will be hoping to catch a glimpse of the Draconid meteor shower through their windows when it hits its peak between October 8 and 9. Also known as the Giacobinids, the Draconids belongs to periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner and are best seen in the Northern Hemisphere, though it is still possible to see them in the Southern Hemisphere.

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