Tuesday night in the sky plus two meteor rains
This week, the sky will be illuminated by two meteor rains, with maximum lengthening on Wednesday night on Wednesday. The best way to see the showers is to find a dark place away from the city lights, wait for the moon to appear, and then just watch it appear. Moon and city lights will limit viewing early at night as light from both will contaminate the night sky. The Moon is currently in the wax gib phase.
According to sister station WKBN, both of these showers are at peak times Tuesday night through Wednesday.
Alpha Capricorns have been active since July 3rd. Until August 15. Tuesday night is around 5 meteorites per hour during peak hours. They flow through the Earth’s atmosphere at a speed of about 15 miles per second. The aquifers of the Southern Delta are active from 12 July to 23 August. Their peak will be about 20 meteors per hour, and the sky rocket orbits at a speed of about 26 miles per second.
It’s best to watch late Tuesday night, after midnight and early in the morning. According to NASA, the best sightings are in the southern hemisphere and the southern latitudes of the northern hemisphere. Alpha Capricorns will be just as visible in any hemisphere.
If you miss them tonight, you’ll still be able to catch a shower until early to mid-August, they just won’t be during peak hours.