Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower 2019 Peaks Tonight: When And Where To Watch


On this occasion, the observatory - named after Armenian physicist Viktor Hambardzumian - will hold lectures for visitors titled "Dangerous Asteroids".

The Perseids showcase more bright meteors than any other annual meteor shower.

Delta Aquariids appear to come from the constellation Aquarius, visible in the southern part of the sky, while the Perseids will be in the northern part of the sky.

According to the American meteor society (AMS) in August, the Land "will face" triple meteor shower. However, don't despair if you miss out on the Delta Aquariid meteor shower, the best is still to come.

The comet of origin for the Perseids meteor shower is called 109P/Swift-Tuttle, and it's huge - its nucleus is about 16 miles across, or twice the estimated size of the object that scientists believe wiped out the dinosaurs.

The simplest explanation is that a meteor or meteoroid is a space rock that enters Earth's atmosphere. The meteor shower's consistently impressive performance can be attributed to the fact that our planet always passes close to the center of the debris stream, where the dust is the most dense.

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The Perseids can bring about more than 100 meteors per hour and most viewers see one each minute.

Skywatchers should be able to see between 60 and 70 per hour at the peak. But "Earthgrazer" meteors, which skim Earth's atmosphere and showcase long, blazing tails, are visible earlier when the radiant is low above the horizon. Once your eyes have acclimatized to the darkness it will be easier to spot meteors streaking through the sky. The bright streak you see, the meteor's "tail", is just glowing hot air.

To maximize your chances of glimpsing these two meteor showers, NASA suggests getting as far away from light pollution created by city and street lights as possible.

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.

And don't forget to grab your camera before you head out. It's not probably the most spectacular shower to see in the night sky, however, will probably be seen through August 23rd.