Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower ~ Peaking Late July 2020

The following meteor bathe to wash Earth is the Delta Aquarids. This bathe may be higher seen within the Southern Hemisphere relatively than the North, however they’re seen Worldwide and we must always see blast of 15-20 first rate sized meteors per hour.

These meteors are usually bigger and slower transferring than these we recurrently see. When you’d prefer to try to spot some, then early morning a couple of hours earlier than daybreak is one of the best time to view them. Anybody out tenting and up on the morning time, hold your eyes peeled 🙂 Alternatively, any time between midnight and dawn is prone to produce meteors.

The meteors are inclined to radiate from the constellation Aquarius. We must always begin to see them from late July onward, with the estimated greatest viewing nights to be 28 – 31 July, though we’ll nonetheless be transferring by way of the bathe for weeks afterwards. All through late July and early August, in case you suppose you see a capturing star, you greater than doubtless have 🙂

The Delta Aquarid meteor bathe overlaps with the extra well-known Perseid meteor bathe in August (verify again right here for full particulars subsequent month). The very best time to see each of those showers on the similar time is any time between midnight and daybreak within the 2nd week of August.


We imagine that the Delta Aquarid meteors come from the path of the Comet 96P Machholz.

Its summer time right here within the UK, so seize a cuppa or Pimms, head out into the backyard and lie all the way down to gaze on the sky. Identical deal within the Southern Hemisphere….solely with sizzling cocoa, many blankets and probably a roaring fireplace 😉


Photograph Credit score: Matt Dieterich

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