October skies: Be sure to look up for the Draconid, Orionid meteor showers

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Remember these stunning meteor photos from earlier this summer?

The Perseid meteors graced the Tennessee Valley sky last August.

If you missed them, you have a few more stargazing opportunities this month, with the first round coming up this week!

The weather looks perfect for this Friday and Saturday night, when the Draconid meteor shower will zip across the sky. The meteors reach their peak on October 8, and they are easiest to spot just after sunset, or 6:21pm, per timeanddate.com.

About two weeks later, the Orionid meteor shower will occur from October 20 through 22. At its peak, as many as 20 meteors are visible per hour. According to timeanddate.com, the Orionids are created by debris from Halley's comet. You'll want to stay up late for this one: The best time to see them is after midnight and before dawn.

Wayne County, Tennessee in 2014 by Skiff Bailey

Fireball in Wayne County, Tennessee in 2014 by Skiff Bailey

It's also fireball season. According to the American Meteor Society:

"A fireball is another term for a very bright meteor, generally brighter than magnitude -4, which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus in the morning or evening sky. A bolide is a special type of fireball which explodes in a bright terminal flash at its end, often with visible fragmentation."

If you spot a meteor -- also known as a shooting star -- be sure to share it with us on Facebook, Twitter, or even the Live Alert 19 app!