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The annual Delta Aquarids peak on Monday night
By - posted 7/27/2014 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
Late Late Monday Night
July 28, 2014 – 11:59 pm to 4:00 am
Free to Watch – Just look up!

In 2014, it peaks on the night of July 28 and morning of July 29, 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.  Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight to an hour or two before dawn.

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

2014 should be a great year for this shower because the thin crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for what should be a good show.

Sources: Sea and Sky and EarthSky