The Giacobinids (also known as the Draconids) are a meteor shower whose parent body is the periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. It happens during early October, the best nights being Oct. 8-10. The Giacobinids are best viewed in the pre-dawn hours in an area with a clear dark sky. There were meteor storms of thousands of Giacobinids per hour in 1933 and 1946.

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