What is better than the barely visible moon and dark sky for a meteor shower? But today, the sky will light up with the two meteor showers and not just ones. The two meteor showers are coinciding tonight will make sky watching a fantastic experience, especially when the moon is barely visible as will pose no disturbances. The first meteor shower is the Delta Aquarids, which can be observed from South and second meteor shower is Alpha Capricornids. The Alpha Capricornids meteor shower can be observed on the south side.
Amongst these two meteor showers, the Delta Aquarids is the brightest one with 20 or more meteors per hour. On the other hand, Alpha Capricornids is the dim one and will produce only 5 or more meteors per hour. The meteors from Alpha Capricornids are not that brighter. With the dark sky without bright moon, you can easily spot the meteor shower of Delta Aquarids meteor shower. With the comets and asteroids passing through the orbital path of earth, the dust and debris enter the atmosphere. The same debris lights up while entering the atmosphere, creating the meteor shower. These two meteor showers are active from Mid-July to Mid-August. But the July 28-July 29 is the peak timing.
After these two meteor showers, the next occurrence is in August. On August 12, the summer Perseids meteor shower will be the biggest one. With more than 60 meteors per hour, it will be the feast for astronomers and enthusiasts. The astronomers advise the people to visit the dark place where there are no light or visual disturbances to observe the meteor shower. Also, the dark sky without a moon or less visible moon is excellent for viewing the meteor shower.