Home » News & Blogs » The Sky Tonight Update: Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Bookmark and Share
Irene W. Pennington Planetarium

The Sky Tonight Update: Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

24 Jul 2020, 16:00 UTC
The Sky Tonight Update: Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
(200 words excerpt, click title or image to see full post)

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.

It peaks this year on the night of July 28 and morning of July 29. The second quarter moon will block many of the fainter meteors this year. But if you are patient, you should still be able to catch a few of the brighter ones.
Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod