Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower to Light Up Night Sky on Thursday and Friday


The nights may be short, but with the weather warm it’s a great time to check out some sky magic.

The Delta Aquarid meteor shower peaks Thursday and Friday. Though it’s an average meteor shower compared to others throughout the year, you can still see up to 20 meteors per hour.

The best time to look up is between midnight and just before dawn. Gaze toward the southern sky for the best viewing. The moon is only a crescent, so its light won’t disrupt the show.

This annual meteor shower is best for observers in the Southern Hemisphere, along with those in the more southerly regions of the Northern Hemisphere, according to, where you can also watch the shower.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Doyle Rice