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Exceptional summer night sky possible for the next week

KUSA – A rare black moon at the end of July provides the best view of some meteor showers: the Delta Aquariide meteor shower and the Perseid meteor shower.

The Delta Aquariid meteor shower is now at its peak. It's not the most impressive shower you can see in the night sky, but it will be visible until the 23rd of August. This shower produces about 25 meteors per hour from the Aquarius constellation. Especially the Star Skat.

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If you have an app to help you navigate through the night sky, you should be able to find it quickly. If you do not, just look south, southeast. Make sure you are not near the lights of the city and give your eyes time to adjust. The meteors come from over 1

00 light-years away. This creates an optical illusion that they come from this star.

The Perseid meteor shower is now appearing in our night sky. It is expected to peak between the 11th and 13th of August.

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The problem is that the moon will be full. The bright moon means you can not see so many meteors. So, watch now to catch those Perseidenmeteore!

We have not seen a black moon since 2016. Similar to a "blue moon", the moon is called the "black moon" when it is the second new moon of the month. A blue moon is the second full moon of the month.

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