Something incredible is coming to the night sky

Something incredible is coming to the night sky

Get ready for a stunning display over the next few days.

In just a few days, you’ll want to turn your attention to the night sky for a display that is unlike any other.

The annual meteor shower known as the Delta Aquarids will burst onto the scene July 28 and 29 when the display peaks, a meteor shower featuring unusually long tails due to their angle of entry into the atmosphere, according to NASA.

The meteor shower technically began July 12 but it will reach its most visible on the 28th and 29th, when you’ll be able to see a whopping 20 meteors and hours.

Although the Delta Aquarids are most visible in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s still possible to enjoy them in the Northern Hemisophere.

The shower will continue through Agu. 23 and will overlap with the Perseid meteor shower, another popular astronomical display. That shower will peak in mid-August.

If you want to glimpse the Delta Aquarids, the best time is at around 2 or 3 a.m. You’ll need to be in an area with a darksky that is free of moonlight and artifical lights for the best view of them. If not, check out the online observatory Slooh to watch a live broadcast from the Canary Islands.


“This year the Delta Aquarids are expected to peak on the night of July 28th and the morning of July 29th,” NASA said in the statement. “This particular meteor shower has a long slow buildup and decline, with meteors from its stream beginning to shower on July 12 and running through to August 23-mixing in with the Perseids in August!┬áThis year the Delta Aquarids will come during a thin crescent moon, so viewing will be excellent (provided your skies are cooperative). Find a nice area with dark skies and dress warmly and look up for this respectable sky show.”

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