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Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower to peak in late July

 

Last updated 7/16/2015 at 1:22pm



The Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower occurs in late July and early August. These meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Aquarius the Water Bearer. The maximum rate of meteors per hour can reach 20 meteors in a dark sky. An hour or two before dawn is usually the best time for viewing. At the shower’s peak in late July the meteors will have to compete with the moonlight. Try watching in late July in the predawn sky after moonset. Next, look for the Perseids Meteor Shower, the most well-known meteor shower of the year. At the Perseids peak on August 12-13, approximately 50 to 100 meteors can be seen in the Northern Hemisphere.


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