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Three meteor showers happening at once

Posted at 5:24 PM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-28 17:24:32-04

If you like meteor showers, this time of year is for you! We have three different events that are overlapping to give you the best chance to see meteors the next few weeks.

The last quarter moon rises around 2 a-m and will wash out most of the dimmer streaks, but as the moon wanes and rises later each night viewing will be more favorable.

Alpha Capricornids - These peaked a couple days ago but are still visible looking south. These meteors will be brighter and slower than others. A few per hour are possible.

Delta Aquariids - These will peak tonight and Friday looking southeast after midnight to just before dawn. 10-20 meteors per hour in ideal viewing.

Perseids - The Perseids are just starting now and will peak August 12/13th in the northeastern sky.  The moon will be in the sky then too, washing out a lot of streaks. In ideal conditions you could see 50-60 per hour.

If you can't get out, -you can watch a live stream of the meteor shower here!-

 

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