Delta Aquariid and Perseid meteor showers give summer sky watchers plenty of shooting stars – Northeast Valley News


Make sure to prepare your wishlist, as the first of two major summer meteor showers, the Delta Aquariid meteor shower, is expected to begin on Monday.

Christopher Boan reported for Patch that the Delta Aquariids won’t peak until July 29, when the event could produce around 20 meteors per hour. The full moon on July 24 will unfortunately make viewing more difficult for a few days near the summit.

The Delta Aquariid meteors are expected to continue to be visible until about August 23.

The best time to see the Delta Aquariid meteors would be between midnight and dawn.

During the Delta Aquariids, the most active meteor shower of the summer, the Perseids, will begin on July 17 and continue through August 24. ideal viewing conditions.

According to in-the-sky.org, the radiating point of the Perseid rain is in the constellation Perseus. Anytime the cluster of stars is above the horizon, the meteors should be visible. However, the maximum rate of visible meteors will occur when the constellation is highest in the sky – just before dawn.

At the height of the Perseids, sky watchers could see more than 100 meteors per hour. Known as the zenith hourly rate (ZHR), this figure increases when the sky is darkest and the radiant point is directly above it.

Some tips for seeing the most shooting stars include getting away from residual city lights.

View from a supine or supine position.

Avoid disrupting your night vision by looking at your phone or other light sources.

Focus on a dark spot in the sky 30-40 degrees from the radiant source.


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