Eyes to the skies as Draconids meteor shower set to light up West Lancs
West Lancashire will get to see the Draconids meteor shower which will light up the night sky tonight and tomorrow. With large parts of the UK set to remain clear for the next few nights, stargazers should be able to catch a glimpse of the celestial event before clouds move in later into the early hours.
The October shower is usually a good time to spot shooting stars and as many as 1,000 can be on display per hour.
However, realistically there could be five or six shooting stars visible with to the naked eye each hour.
If you do want to try and spot them then your best chance will be in a rural area far away from light pollution.
They will be most visible just after nightfall so try looking at the sky from around 6pm tonight.
The Draconids are well-known for being unpredictable and no one can say for sure how many meteors people will be able to see.
October has two meteor shower events so if you miss out on this one you may still be able to catch another shower in a few weeks.