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Monday Night Witnessed the Dueling Meteor Showers Across the Night Sky


Monday Night Witnessed the Dueling Meteor Showers Across the Night Sky

Monday Night Witnessed the Dueling Meteor Showers Across the Night Sky

According to American meteor society, the upcoming Monday will bring meteor showers. A meteor shower is an event where several meteors glow in the night sky. Southern delta Aquariids is a meteor shower which is active from 12th of July to 23rd of August. It is one of the strong meteor showers which brings about 16 meteors per hour or even more. Currently, there are three meteor showers, Southern delta Aquariids, alpha Capricornus, and Perseus, which are active. But this Monday night Southern delta Aquariids and alpha Capricornus could peak and lighten the night sky.

Both the showers need not compete with natural light pollution as the new moon is going to appear in the next few days. It is the first time after Eta Aquarius at the start of May. Alpha Capricornus is famous for fireballs it showers, but these are not pretty strong brings about five meteors per hour. American Meteor Society describes those meteors as bright fireballs. Although the shower is equally visible from both hemispheres. Delta Aquariids can be viewed at its best from the southern hemisphere and southern part of the northern hemisphere. As long as heavy clouds are not in the sky, it should be clearly visible. Millions of sky gazers will get to see dueling meteor showers on Monday as both the meteor showers are having a broad peak.

Therefore, those who miss seeing meteor shower on Monday night can get to see it at the beginning of August. Also, the Perseus will peak at the mid-august couple of days before the full moon. Also, its visibility will be limited due to excessive lighting in city areas which might hamper viewing experience. For best viewing experience experts recommend getting away from the city, where no light pollution is present. These meteors radiate from the southern sky near constellation Aquarius and Capricornus. Viewing conditions of these meteor showers range from poor to good as factors such as rain, clouds, and thunderstorms will obstruct the view across great lakes, New Mexico, etc.

Rebecca Sandoval

Rebecca always wanted to be a scientist, but she settled down for scientific communication when she found the expertise in the command of language. Right now, Rebecca contributes regularly to the science sector of the Janmorgan Media, offering insightful perspectives very often.

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