Draconid meteors

A composite image of Draconid meteors taken from a Petnica Meteor Group video camera stationed at Institute of Physics, Belgrade, Serbia. (Petnica Meteor Group/Wikimedia Commons / October 7, 2013)

The Draconid meteor shower peaks Monday and Tuesday evenings, though it isn’t typically one of the most dramatic shows of the year. One advantage to it, though, is that you don’t have to stay up all night to catch a glimpse.

The meteors are best seen in the evening not long after nightfall, because that’s when the constellation Draco, from which the meteors appear to emanate, is high in the sky, according to EarthSky.org.

Lingering clouds could block the view for some Monday night, but Tuesday night is forecast to be clear and cool.