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It rains many beautiful stars, with meteor showers arriving at the same time

It rains many beautiful stars, with meteor showers arriving at the same time

Let’s be prepared: Between July 28 and 29, two swarms of shooting stars will light up the July sky, the Gamma Draconids and the very popular Delta Aquarids. The show will be in the almost complete absence of lunar disturbances. miss it!

Date to celebrate in the calendar: Between 28 and 29 July. In those hours, in fact, no less than two swarms of shooting stars will light up the July sky Draconid range and celebrities Delta Aquaridsappearing in the almost complete absence of lunar disturbances. miss it!

As the UAI shows, the Gamma Draconids, which were born from an unknown long-period comet, generally show erratic and confusing activity, but in 2016 they showed outburst Amazing well documented in video and radio.

This year, its radiance, or the point where its meteor appears to have started, will be observable throughout the night, peaking around 11.00 pm at more than 80 degrees above the horizon. Moreover, the night between July 28th and 29th, the climax night, will be favorable for observation as there is no disturbance from the moon (in the map sky on July 29 at approximately 1:00in the part where Gamma Draconides are more likely).

Gamma Draconid and Delta Aquarid July 28, 2023

© Stellarium

But that’s not all, because the Delta Aquarids will also be putting on a show that same night. Its radiance will be visible from midnight onwards, reaching its highest height (more than 30 degrees) above the horizon at dawn.

And also their climax, on the same night, will be favorable for observing, both because there will be no moon but in their case also because the greatest number of these meteors is expected near morning twilight (in the map sky on July 29 at approximately 1:00in the part where Delta Aquarids are more likely).

Gamma Draconid and Delta Aquarid July 28, 2023

© Stellarium

Let’s make a long wish list, because really we can see many meteors in the same night.

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sources: UAI / UAI meteors

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