Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Spectacular" Double Meteor Shower This Week

Beginning later this week, and lasting for several nights, will be some of the best chances for observing meteors this year.

The lesser known Delta Aquarid meteor shower is expected to peak on Friday night, while the more famous and more productive Perseid meteor shower is just starting to ramp up.

The combined showers will produce anywhere between 15 and 30 shooting stars per hour.

According to the National Geographic News article, the simultaneous activity during the last days in July and early August will produce the best chance for meteor observers to see a lot of shooting stars during either shower.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great, looks like i'll be spending some time in the front yard in the coming nights. thanks for the heads up!