Two meteor showers to peak overnight Monday: American Meteor Society

Double Meteor Showers July 2019 Date and Time All You Need to Know About This Week’s Delta Aquariids and the Alpha Capricornids Shooting Stars

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A meteor streaks across the sky in the early morning as people watching during the Perseid meteor shower in Ramon Carter near the town of Mitzpe Ramon, southern Israel, Aug.13, 2015.

And the good news is the Moon's glowing face is slowly shrinking away towards the darkened New Moon, leaving the skies nearly pitch-black for meteor-hunting.

If you live in an urban area, you might want to take a drive to avoid city lights, which can make the meteor shower seem faint. The Aquarids are active from July 12 through August 23 and peak tonight.

During the late night hours Monday, the Capricornids meteor shower will start out with 2 or 3 meteors per hour in the evening, with up to 5 meteors per hour throughout early Tuesday morning. The Aquariids are active now through August 23, according to the American Meteor Society.

The Southern delta Aquariids are mostly visible in the southern tropics but can be seen here as well. "Be patient - the show will last until dawn, so you have plenty of time to catch a glimpse". The ice and dust, accumulating over a thousand years, burn up in our atmosphere to create the meteor shower.

A combination of 20 to 25 meteors will be visible per hour as long as the clouds don't interfere with viewing conditions, according to AccuWeather.

Once you find a suitable location and pack some tasty treats, water and blankets, look for the constellation Aquarius and its brightest star Delta Aquarii. But you can still see them in the Northern Hemisphere's southern latitudes.

The Alpha Capricornids are active through August 15 and will bring about five meteors per hour.

To see the meteors, get as far away from lights as possible after midnight.

If you miss the show Monday night, don't fret, the meteors should remain visible through the first few days of August.

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