Delta Aquarids 2017

Meteor Shower. Image Credit: KING-TV
Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower: On the morning of July 28th, the Delta Aquarids will be best seen. This shower produces fainter meteors than most others, but this year there will be no Moon, ensuring these meteors can easily be seen from dark skies. At up to 20 meteors per hour, the Delta Aquarids also produce many meteors with long glowing tails, making this shower a good show to watch. No one is completely sure what comet produced the debris that makes up the meteors during the Delta Aquarids, but many believe it originated from the comet 96P Machholz. To see as many meteors as possible, look towards the constellation Aquarius, as this is where the meteors will originate from.

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