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Draconid Meteor Shower, Hunter's Moon Visible In Night Sky This Week

Oct 8, 2019

2018 Draconid Meteor Shower
Credit Mike Lewinski

Sky watchers will have several things to look for this week.


The Draconid Meteor Shower will be visible in the night sky for the next few days, although it is expected to be at its peak tonight.

Norbert Vance is the Director of the Sherzer Observatory at Eastern Michigan University.  He says there will also be a reddish, full moon on Sunday called the 'Hunter's Moon.'

"It's given that nickname for the ability to shed light on those looking to stockpile their food stores for the coming winter," Vance says.

Vance says the International Space Station will be visible Tuesday, just before 8 p.m.

It will be appear as a gold light coming out of the northwestern sky.

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