Astronomical Events in October 2021: October 7 – Draconids Meteor Shower

The old farmer’s almanac predicts warm days and cooler nights from October seventh through ninth this year. The only chance of rain looks to be during the day on October eighth and clearing in the evening for most folks across the nation. In a particular stroke of good luck, the moon will be in its new phase, leaving plenty of clear night sky for everyone to enjoy. All of this is good news because it’s time to break out the blankets and binoculars; the Draconids are coming. 

When Does the Draconids Meteor Shower Start

You can expect to start seeing the Draconids at a rate of about five to seven meteors per hour on October sixth after dark. The meteors will increase, reaching their peak near 11 pm on October seventh and stretching into October eighth before dawn. You can expect to see 10 to 15 meteors per hour at their peak if the sky is clear and free of light pollution. To have the best chance of viewing the Draconids, try to observe the meteor shower when the constellation Draco is the highest in the night sky.

All You Need To Know About the Draconids Meteor Shower

The Draconids meteors come from tiny pieces of debris left behind by the comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner. This small comet takes a little over six years to orbit the Sun. When it re-enters the solar system, it sprays a stream of debris into space. The residue is what makes up the Draconids meteor shower that occurs each October. Because the comet is small and the debris is also light, the showers are usually weak though there have been recorded meteor storms wherein 1,000 meteors per hour were registered. 

What To Plan During the Draconids Meteor Shower 

All astronomical events carry with them great energy. The new moon will just be coming into its cycle while the meteors radiate from the constellation Draco. Use this powerful timing to harness some celestial energy at play to find lost objects or talk to a deceased loved one. • New moon rituals 

The new moon is a time to appreciate beginnings. While meteors are the debris of a comet that has passed, they can also show that transitions can be beautiful and powerful. It also can be beneficial to use the illumination gained from past life readings for reflection during this time. Use your time star gazing to focus on your intentions for the new cycle. For every meteor you see, speak an affirmation into the night sky. Meteor shower rituals 

The Draconids are specific to the constellation Draco, meaning the dragon. Because meteors are often known for their unique composition of space debris and ore, meteor shower rituals often include the charging of crystals. You can use the added energy from the radiant point of Draco and the Draconids meteor shower to recharge your crystals, particularly that of iron, for healing work.

To learn more about how the new moon or other astrological events can be powerful catalysts for change in your life or to harness energy to make a stronger connection to your past, schedule a session with an online psychic today. 

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