It’s time to start looking for the perfect place to stargaze. The Delta Aquarids are coming back to put on a show once more.
This year, the spectacular meteor shower will happen on July 27 and 28. Experts say that the best time to watch the falling stars is between 2 and 3 a.m. This is an annual show that people from all over love to catch this time of year. EarthSky reports that you can expect to see anywhere from 10 to 20 shooting stars every hour.
Comet 96P Machholz is what causes this meteor shower. The comet is a short-period, sungrazing one, which means it passes extremely close to the sun. It passes our atmosphere every 5 years, leaving behind a trail of debris. It will pass by Earth once again in the year 2028.
One of the cool things about this particular meteor shower is that it just happens to coincide with a time when we won’t see the moon. So, the meteors will be incredibly easy to see.
If you are heading out to see this beautiful show, make sure you get you a good spot early. They are a popular attraction, and many others will be taking in the sights with you.
This is just one of the many great events we can see in the skies this year. Next month, make sure you take in the huge solar eclipse that has everyone excited. This eclipse will cover the entire North American continent, and the whole country will be able to see it, which hasn’t happened since 1979.