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Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower
July 12, 2016 - August 23, 2016
The Delta Aquarid Meteors will radiate from the nearby star Skat, or Delta Aquarii, which is in the constellation Aquarius the Water Bearer. For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the meteors will appear to come from the south.
This meteor shower is occurring from July 12th through August 23rd. The new moon in early August means that the waning crescent moon in late July will provide the perfect backdrop for this event. You’ll be able to catch the peak of the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower around July 28th or 29th.
The best viewing times for the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower are after midnight and before dawn (3 a.m. Daylight Savings Time).
In the past the broad maximum of this shower has produced around 10 to 20 meteors per hour.