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July 27, 2015

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower 2015
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Delta Aquarid meteor shower peaks around now, under the light of the almost-full moon. But don’t worry. Delta Aquarids will still be flying when the Perseids peak in August. Also known as the Southern Delta Aquarids, the meteor shower takes place each July or August, with peak activity falling on a particular day or two. This year the peak will fall on July 28 and July 29. Weather permitting, sky-watchers will be able to catch the show overnight Monday into the pre-dawn hours, or on Tuesday evening. The Delta Aquarid meteor shower tends to be a relatively minor sky watching event, but this year it could prove to be a surprisingly major one — thanks to a well-timed moon cycle. However, the almost-full moon will illuminate the sky, and the observation of the meteors will not be easy. In any case, the event will be best visible from the southern hemisphere, so you are lucky if you are in Greece!

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