Draconid Meteor shower, Mars and how to see them both.

Plenty to see in the night sky at the moment with the Draconid Meteor shower peaking on Wednesday and Mars on its closest approach for 15 years.

This BBC article explains best how to see it


How are conditions looking in the Western Isles for seeing both events?

We should see plenty of clear skies this evening meaning that there should be plenty of opportunities to see Mars and the Draconids could prove a little more elusive at 10 an hour. But could be a good idea to find somewhere very dark and away from light pollution. Variable amounts of cloud but plenty of clear skies would likely be within travelling distance. Cloudiest spot looks set to be Barra. Very best of the clear skies for the rest of the islands will be after 23:00 the evening.

Here is a selection of photos from years gone by

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