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Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

Hope for clear skies for the peak of this annual meteor shower
By - posted 7/26/2015 No Comment

The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23.

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Peak: July 27-30, 2015 | Approximately midnight to 4 am
FREE to watch – just look up

The nominal peak is around July 27-30, 2015, but unlike many meteor showers, the Delta Aquarids 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 Aquarids.

At the shower’s peak in late July 2015, the rather faint Delta Aquarid meteors will have to contend with moonlight. The waxing gibbous moon will be out until the wee hours after midnight. Try watching in late July predawn sky, after moonset.

Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

Source: EarthSky