Two meteor showers will reach the sky on Tuesday night
This week, two meteor showers illuminate the sky, falling on Tuesday to Tuesday in the previous hours of Wednesday. The best way to see the showers is to find a dark place away from the city lights, wait until the moon comes, and then just look to catch the show. Moonlight and city lights will limit viewing early at night, as the light of both pollutes the night sky. The moon is currently in a waxy phase.
According to WKBN̵7;s sister, both of these souls are in rush on Wednesday night to Tuesday to Wednesday.
Alpha Capricorns are active from July 3 and last until August 15. Tuesday night – the peak, which is about 5 meteors per hour. They penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere at a speed of about 15 miles per second. Southern Delta Aquariums are active from July 12 to August 23. They will reach 20 meteors per hour, flying through the sky at a speed of about 26 miles per second.
The best viewing is late Tuesday evening, after midnight and until the early morning hours. According to NASA, the best places to see are in the Southern Hemisphere and the southern latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. Alpha Capricorns will be just as visible in any hemisphere.
If you miss them tonight, you can still catch the downpours by early mid-August, they just won’t be at their peak.