Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower 7/12/15 to 8/23/15

Natural History Wanderings

Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower peaks the mornings of August 11 to 13.

EarthSky reports

Late July 2015 presents the nominal peak of the Delta Aquarid meteor shower – though under the glaring night of the almost-full waxing gibbous moon. The best viewing hours are after midnight and before dawn, centered around 2 a.m. (3 a.m. daylight-saving time) for all time zones around the world. This long and rambling shower is officially active from about July 12 to August 23 each year, so you may be better off to wait for a couple weeks – or when the moonlight is much less obtrusive. This shower overlaps with the more famous Perseid meteor shower in August. Those who observe the Perseids are likely to see some Delta Aquarid meteors flying on the same nights.

For more information go to Everything you need to know: Delta Aquarid meteor shower | Astronomy Essentials |…

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