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Southern Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower 29-30 July, 2021

29 Jul 2021, 13:02 UTC
Southern Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower 29-30 July, 2021
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Evening sky looking east from Adelaide at 11 pm local time in South Australia. The starburst marks the radiant (the point where the meteors appear to originate from) of the Southern Delta Aquariids. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (click to embiggen). Evening sky looking east from Adelaide at 2:30 am local time on July 30th in South Australia. The starburst marks the radiant (the point where the meteors appear to originate from) of the Southern Delta Aquariids. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local time (click to embiggen).The Southern Delta-Aquarids meteor shower runs from from 12 July to 23rd August, peaking on Friday July the 30th. The number of meteors you will see depends on how high the radiant is above the horizon, and how dark your sky is. This shower is fairly faint, with the highest rate of around a meteor every 4 minutes (more detail below).The ZHR for Southern Delta Aquariids is 25 meteors per hour. The figure ZHR is zenithal hourly rate. This is the number of meteors that a single observer would see per hour if the shower's "point of origin", or radiant, were at the zenith ...

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