Tonight and tomorrow night (July 28 and 29), may be the best time to try to see the Delta Aquarids meteor showers this year. This shower is more visible for the Southern Hemisphere and the tropical latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere.

The visibility of meteor showers are often affected by the brightness of the moon. This week the waxing gibbous moon won’t set till after midnight, so the hours between moonset and dawn will probably be the the best time to view the meteors.

From northern temperate latitudes, the maximum hourly rate may reach 15-20 meteors in a dark sky. Unlike other meteor showers, this one doesn’t really have a “peak” and these medium-speed meteors actually appear throughout late July and early August.

The meteors appear to radiate from the southern part of the sky. An hour or two before dawn usually presents the most favorable view of the Delta Aquarids.

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