Meteor shower peaks tonight under a warm and mostly cloudless nighttime sky | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

2.4°C

Penticton News

Meteor shower peaks tonight under a warm and mostly cloudless nighttime sky

The Delta Aquariid meteor shower peaks tonight as 10 to 20 meteors per hour are expected to be visible in the southern night sky.
Image Credit: Islam Hassan/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0
July 28, 2020 - 6:00 PM

It promises to be some perfect viewing weather tonight as the Delta Aquariid meteor shower peaks over the Thompson and Okanagan regions.

The Delta Aquariid meteor shower is officially active from around July 12 to Aug. 23, but the six-week long shower is expected to peak tonight, July 28.

Meteors that occur in annual showers are visible when Earth encounters debris left behind by a comet.

With a waxing crescent moon in the early evening, sky conditions should be dark enough to see the shower, which should be easily visible with a forecast calling for clear skies and some balmy evening temperatures this week.

The Delta Aquariid shower is expected to produce 10 to 20 meteors per hour, with the best viewing hours after midnight and before dawn, according to Earthsky.org

Grab a reclining chair, find some open sky away from artificial light and enjoy the cooler evening air outside tonight.

Delta Aquariids meteor shower

To contact a reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad or call 250-488-3065 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to tips@infonews.ca and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.

News from © iNFOnews, 2020
iNFOnews

  • Popular vernon News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile