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Oh my goodness, great balls of fire!
these years meteor showers It’s started – and the best time to see some really cool space activities is approaching this summer.
Three meteor showers — the southern Delta Aquariides, Alpha Capricornids, and Perseids — are active so far, according to the American Meteor Society.
The South Delta meteor shower has been active since July 18 and will last until August 21.
But peak viewing for Aquarius is expected on the night of July 29, 2022, when the moon is only 1% full – also known as a new moon.
This powerful meteor shower is best seen from the southern tropics and along the 16th latitude south, which cuts across South America, Africa and Australia.
Sights from the northern hemisphere will be scarce, but there’s a better chance of seeing the south you go.
The best time to observe these showers is between 2 AM and 4 AM
The American Meteorological Society suggests that viewers lie comfortably in a lounge chair for at least an hour, as meteorite activity has been known to appear in increases from peaks and valleys.
The Alpha Capricornids meteor shower lasts from July 7 to August 15 — and is expected to peak on the night of July 30 to July 31, according to the American Meteorological Society.
This is when the moon is only 5% full.
The activity of Capricorn can be seen equally clearly on each side of the equator.
Although this shower is not very powerful and rarely produces more than five meteors per hour, Capricorns are known to show off their bright fireballs.
Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society told Fox News Digital that the last fireball sighting in Austin, Texas, may have been an alpha Capricorn.
With both active showers reaching their peak at the end of July, this leads the way for summer’s most famous meteor shower: the Perseids.
The impressive shower is active from July 14 to September 1 – and is expected to peak on the night of August 12, 2022, during the full moon.
Although a full moon will reduce meteor sightings by 75%, Lunsford said the shower produces enough bright meteors to watch so they remain “worth it.”
Perseids are easily seen from the northern hemisphere during the pre-dawn hours, according to NASA.
The bathroom features fast, bright meteors, which often leave long streaks of light and color behind.
The American Meteor Society reports that normal rates for these showers viewed from rural locations can be as high as 50 to 75 showers per hour. NASA reports that a maximum of 100 meteors can be seen per hour.
Persidate particles, including the famous fireballs, are ejected from Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle as it returns to the inner solar system.
The pigeon was named Constellation Perseus.
It is the region of the sky where meteors originate with maximum activity, also known as radiation.
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