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TWIN METEOR SHOWERS COULD SPARK FIREBALLS TO CLOSE OUT JULY (07/27/2021)

There could be quite a show in the night sky this week. Two meteor showers are set to peak Wednesday night (July 28th) into early Thursday morning (July 29th), culminating in one of the few opportunities to see a meteor shower during the warm summer nights. These two showers are the Southern Delta Aquarids and the Alpha Capricornids. In a typical year, the two would combine for around 15 to 20 meteors per hour, but the American Meteor Society (AMS) says the moon will be around 75 percent full Wednesday night, so the moonlight will wash out some of the dimmer meteors. The best time to watch will be before midnight on Wednesday (July 28th.) The AMS also notes that the shower is notable as it typically produces “a number of bright fireballs […] during its activity period.” The experts say if the weather is unfavorable for viewing that night, you may be able to see some shooting stars from these showers through the weekend.

(UPI)


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