Two meteor showers – the Delta Aquarids and the Alpha Capricornids – reach their climax this evening and on Tuesday morning. And with a moon that is only 6% full, the dark sky could be the perfect stage for a whole meteor show.
None of these showers alone is particularly strong; Delta Aquarids is more visible in the Southern Hemisphere and Alpha Capricornids produces only up to five meteors per hour. But two showers, which reach their peak on the same night, combined with a dark sky provide a good view. Together, the showers could produce 20 to 25 meteors per hour.
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The Perseid rain is currently also active and is typically the most popular meteor shower of the summer in the Northern Hemisphere. However, this year is the 12th and 13th of August, just when the moon is almost full and the sky is lit. However, the Perseids could add a little more to today's show.
Meteor showers are best seen between midnight and sunrise. You do not need special equipment. Just look for a place with open skies and little or no light pollution. Lean back or lean back so you have a wide view of the sky, your eyes can get used to the darkness and wait for the show.