A Draconid meteor and Northern Lights are seen near Skekarsbo, Sweden, on Oct. 8, 2011. / AP
Skywatchers, cancel your plans. The Draconid meteor shower is back in town for an early show.
The Draconids appear every October, but tonight's starburst is sure to dazzle as it sweeps the nation.
The shower, which is a mix of tiny dust and ice debris left behind by a comet which circles the sun every six-and-a-half years, will be visible just after sunset on Monday and Tuesday nights.
Most meteor showers happen before dawn, but the Draconids are slow moving and best seen at sunset. They can be easily captured as they light up the sky.
Are you planning to catch the meteor shower? If so, we'd love to see your photos.
E-mail your best shot to email@example.com or tweet them using the #meteorwatch hashtag and we may feature them on USA TODAY. By e-mailing or tweeting your photos you ensure that you have the permission to share them and that the USA TODAY Network can use them as it sees fit.
Tips for taking amazing Draconid photos
1) Find a place as far away from the city lights as possible
2) Break out a blanket or sleeping bag and lie down
3) Your point and shoot camera may be limited at night, so try using a SLR camera and a tripod for better night-time images
4) Charge your camera and make room on your memory card
5) Have some caffeine on hand, so you don't miss the show!
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