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Lowell Observatory Presents Interactive Livestream of the Delta Aquariid and Alpha Capricornid Meteor Showers on July 28

27 Jul 2020, 13:23 UTC
Lowell Observatory Presents Interactive Livestream of the Delta Aquariid and Alpha Capricornid Meteor Showers on July 28
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On July 28 at 9 p.m. AZ/PDT, Lowell Observatory will host a free livestream highlighting the Southern Delta Aquariid and Alpha Capricornid meteor showers. Lowell Observatory Astronomer Dr. Nick Moskovitz, Research Assistant Megan Gialluca, and special guest Mike Hankey from the American Meteor Society will host the event. The team will use the All-Sky Camera at the Lowell Discovery Telescope and Hankey’s own camera system to hunt for meteors. Visit youtube.com/watch?v=h9A3vqqKLjo
Both meteor showers peak on the evening of July 28/morning of July 29. These celestial displays tend to be not as flashy as the “major” meteor showers such as August’s Perseids. Yet they are still worth watching and each tells its own story about the interaction between errant space debris and Earth.
The Southern Delta Aquariids and Alpha Capricornids in 2020
The Southern Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower is active from around July 12 to August 23. During peak time, in the early-morning hours of July 29, the shower may produce up to 20, usually fairly faint, meteors per hour. The Alpha Capricornid Meteor Show runs from around July 15 to August 10. Peaking at about the same time as the Southern Delta Aquariids this year, it tops out at ...

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