Draconid meteor shower: Cloud cover to hurt Valley chances of seeing meteor shower

PHOENIX - Weather won't be a helping hand for many Valley stargazers who were hoping to see a glimpse of the Draconid meteor shower Monday evening.

ABC15 Chief Meteorologist Amber Sullins said cloud cover will prevent much of the Valley's ability from seeing any meteors streak across the sky.

Weather Forecast: View your Valley weather forecast on abc15.com.

It's unfortunate because the best time to view the Draconid meteor shower is in the evening, which isn't typical with meteor showers. Usually the best viewing times can land in the early morning hours, such as 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.

EarthSky.org said the Draconid meteor shower, also known as the Giacobinids, is typically a slow-moving meteor shower, but can be unpredictable.

The Draconid meteor shower obtained its name because its most radiant point focuses on the constellation Draco.

Read more about the Draconid meteor shower on EarthSky.org.

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