The Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks

The summer meteor showers are happening and soon to peak

Delta Aquarid Meteor happens when Earth passes through the stream of debris left behind by the comet 96P/Maccholz. Producing about ten to twenty meteors per hour. The peak is July 28th to the 29th. The radiant area is the constellation Aquarius, near the star Delta Aquarii. Unfortunately the bright waning gibbous Moon will wash out many of the “streaks”. But you never know if a fireball will rip across the sky.

Many star gazers and astrophotography enthusiasts have already seen a precursors of this show. There was a large fireball over Texas the other night. Also known as earth-grazers.
The rates for the showers right now are about one meteor per hour. Just go out and look up after midnight, or just after full dark. You will see an occasional meteor or shooting star, for the rest of the summer season.

Perseid Meteor shower at the beach.
The crew at the beach fishing and watching the Perseids .. Photo by Chip Thompson … The meteor in the other image (top) is from this one, blown up on my phone … Chip Thompson
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The perseids are just getting started too and peaks on the night of August 11-12.  If you see any streaks opposite of the Deltas it is probably from the Perseid. These will be out of the north or northeast sky.

Earth grazer, geminid meteor
Earth grazer, Geminid meteor

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