Meteor shower to shine in late July

Delta Aquarid meteor shower photographed in Yellowstone National Park, USA, 2008. (Image: Jeff Berkes/Flickr) Australian Geographic URL [http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/news/2016/07/delta-aquarids-meteor-shower-to-shine-in-late-july?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=46501&utm_content=379599&user_id=9c109b8e546ff9a14f21fce85fb52fcabea44b7e]
Delta Aquarid meteor shower photographed in Yellowstone National Park, USA, 2008. (Image: Jeff Berkes/Flickr)
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Meteors will shine their way across the Southern Hemisphere’s twilight skies towards the end of this month.

The yearly shower will peak this year between midnight and dawn from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 July, although you’ll spot sporadic ‘shooting stars’ from now through to mid-August.

“During the peak, you’ll see a meteor every three to four minutes, or about 20 to 25 an hour,” said Dr Brad Tucker, an astrophysicist at the Australian National University in Canberra._ Jared Richards, Australian Geographic

  • cover image: Star-gazing opportunities will be best in open, dark places away from light pollution, such as in Warrumbungles National Park, NSW (pictured) which was recently named Australia’s first Dark-Sky Park. (Image: Luke Tscharke)
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