Meteor Shower: When and how to see the Delta Aquarids this July

Meteor Shower: When and how to see the Delta Aquarids this July

Tonight, July 28-29, the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower will reach its maximum

The meteor shower of the Delta Aquarids will reach its maximum intensity tonight, from July 28 to 29 , according to the National Geographic Institute (IGN). However, they can be enjoyed where several days and the nights of August 2 to 4 will be very interesting as the new moon is closer.

The Delta Aquarids come from Comet 96p / Machholz and are named after the Constellation Aquarius . They travel at a high speed, roughly around 15,000 kilometers per hour, and are recognized because they leave tails of gas behind them.

To see the popularly known meteor shower – actually they are gases, dust and debris that comets throw into space – you do not need any optical instrument such as a telescope or binoculars.

The recommended thing, of course, is to move to a dark place where there are few obstacles on the horizon such as buildings, trees or mountains.

In addition to the Delta Aquarids, this summer, as always, the Perseids or tears of San Lorenzo will arrive . Between them, the meteor showers will light up the sky until August 24 . Although the best days to see the Perseids will be from August 9 to 12 .

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