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On July 29, you can see a double meteor shower with up to 2 dozen meteors per hour



July was a very exciting month in the space world – we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, saw some spectacular views of Saturn and South America received first-class views of a solar eclipse.

Now the month ends with two meteor showers the same night. On July 29, the Southern Delta Aquariids (also known as Delta Aquarids) and the Alpha Capricornids will simultaneously peak.

According to AccuWeather, from twilight to dawn on Tuesday, 20 to 25 meteors per hour should be visible, with the best time to display immediately after midnight. Those on the East Coast, Midwest and West Coast should have good visibility.

To get the best view, go to a place with low light pollution and unhindered view of the night sky. Although it may be tempting, do not bring binoculars with you. Meteor showers are best viewed as a whole.

If you miss this shower, another is just around the corner. The Perseids will reach their peak on the 1

2th of August and are considered one of the best meteor showers of the year. You can also check the American Meteor Society calendar to see which showers are active during the year.


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