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Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peak (Delta Aquarids)
July 28, 2016 - July 29, 2016
The Delta Aquarids are a meteor shower visible from mid July to mid August each year with peak activity in late July. The shower originated from the breakup of what are now the Marsden and Kracht Sungrazing comets.
The Delta Aquarids get their name because their radiant appears to lie in the constellation Aquarius, near one of the constellation’s brightest stars, Delta Aquarii. There are two branches of the Delta Aquariid meteor shower, Southern and Northern. The Southern Delta Aquariids are considered a strong shower, with an average meteor observation rate of 15–20 per hour, and a peak zenith hourly rate of 18.
Meteor shower peak activity: July 28-29