Meteor showers and black moon: Sky watchers, this is your lucky week

Delta Aquariids 2019 meteor shower – Everything you need to know

Delta Aquariids 2019 meteor shower – Everything you need to know

In late summer through whole three cosmic events in the night sky can be seen a lovely shooting stars from the meteor flows due to alpha Capricorn, South of the Delta Aquarids, as well as the Perseids, reports the Chronicle.info with reference for Today. One shower is called the Southern Delta Aquariids, while the other one is called Alpha Capricornids, and here's everything you need to know about them.

The next full moon will be on 15 August, and just after that follows the Perseids meteor shower. Even though it peaks on 30 July, it will still be somewhat visible up to 23 August. They are best viewed in the southern hemisphere and southern latitudes of the Northern hemisphere. The comet Swift-Tuttle orbits the sun once every 133 years, so every August, the Earth passes through the comet's debris field.

This meteor shower is one of the weaker ones-it tends to have no more than 5 meteor showers an hour, according to the ASM.

To see the meteor shower while the moon isn't hogging the spotlight, check out the skies this weekend during the new moon.

Expect to see about 20 meteors per hour during the peak, traveling at 25 miles per second. They can reach between 3,000 and 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit during this shower.

Patience is key. It can take up to 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark for optimal viewing. The meteors can appear anywhere in the sky, but they look the brightest against the darkest sky, which is straight up.

Some meteors only have faint, quick streaks.

The best way to view the meteor shower is by sitting in a reclining lawn chair or lying on your back and looking up at the sky with a wide view.

Your best chances at catching a glimpse of the incredible display is by getting as far away from light as possible and pray for no clouds. You can either camp out in the wild away from the city lights, or enjoy it from the comfort of your backyard.

And don't forget to grab your camera before you head out.

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