Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower (2020)
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Like the Eta Aquariids in May, the Delta Aquariid meteor shower in July favors the Southern Hemisphere and tropical latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere.
Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower
July 27, 2020 | Approximately around 2 am (3 am Daylight Saving Time)
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These faint meteors appear to radiate from near the star Skat or Delta in the constellation Aquarius the Water Bearer. The maximum hourly rate can reach 15 to 20 meteors in a dark sky.
The nominal peak is around July 27-30, but, unlike many meteor showers, the Delta Aquariids lack a very definite peak. Instead, these medium-speed meteors ramble along fairly steadily throughout late July and early August.
An hour or two before dawn usually presents the most favorable view of the Delta Aquariids. At the shower’s peak on or near July 28, 2020, the rather faint Delta Aquariid meteors will be best seen in the predawn hours, after the moon has set.
You’ll still be seeing Eta Aquariids when the Perseids peak in August.
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